Mexico could also impose tariffs, says Ebrard on US and Canadian consultations for T-MEC

Foreign Secretary, Marcelo Ebrard Casaubón, called to support President Andrés Manuel López Obrador before the request for consultations from the United States and Canada within the framework of the T-MEC, for damages to competition in the energy sector.

During a meeting with Morenoite legislators in Ecatepec, State of Mexico, the official stated that he will defend the president and the country: “We are going to defend our president Andrés Manuel López Obrador and Mexico and their interests in that referendum. We are going to present our arguments, the arguments of Mexico, our convictions.”

Ebrard pointed out that the actions in electrical matters carried out by the federal government seek to protect the people: “Because if we do not do it and if the measures that the president has already taken have not been taken, because every day we would have to pay more and more”.

The foreign minister said that the request for consultations within the framework of the T-MEC is part of the process, in which if after 75 years no agreement is reached between the countries, an impartial panel will be installed to decide on the matter.

He made a call to support the president in this case and pointed out that the country is not worried about the possible imposition of tariffs. “The tariff argument is the worst case scenario, but Mexico could also do it and already in this administration we have raffled it several times, that I remember, we have three of those and we have never yielded, “he said.

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Faced with cries of “President, President!” that those attending the act threw at him, he clarified that it was not a proselytizing act, but to “defend López Obrador and Mexico.”

He announced that next week he will hold a meeting with the Secretary of Economy, Tatiana Clouthier, to define the team of experts that will prepare the arguments that the country will present to the United States and Canada.

Also on Saturday, President Andrés Manuel López Obrador assured that his government will assert the sovereignty and independence of Mexico in the consultation process requested by the neighboring countries to the north.

During his tour of Nayarit, the president indicated that his administration will not “not one step back”, because “Mexico is an independent country, it is not a colony of any foreign country”.

“And the president of Mexico is not a puppet, he is not a puppet of any foreign government. That is why we will defend our rights. And we thank President Biden very much,” he said.

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