Mexico and US agree to work on supply chains, migration


by Sarah Mikesell, The Pig Site 

10 September 2021


The United States and Mexico agreed to work on making shared supply chains more competitive and invest in social programs to tackle migration, said top Mexican officials after high-level economic talks in Washington.


Reuters reports that the so-called High-Level Economic Dialogue (HLED) was held for the first time in several years and the two sides also signaled they need greater cooperation to combat challenges of climate change and workers' rights.


The two countries will create a bilateral working group on supply chains, Mexico's government said a the statement. The working group will aim to increase the resilience of cross border trade and manufacturing in the face of disruption as well as to attract production lines from other parts of the world.


Mexico discussed the need to "sit down with industries or companies and be able to detail the components of semiconductors" to determine what parts would be manufactured in Mexico or the United States, said Mexican Economy Minister Tatiana Clouthier at a news conference in Washington...