Not every time. The United Kingdom ruled out the possibility of joining the treaty between Mexico, the United States and Canada (T-MEC).
The British ambassador to Mexico, John Benjamin clarified that there were reports of his country being included in the tripartite agreement. wrong perception.
“It was a misunderstanding. We don’t have any further than us to join T-MEC because he It is a tripartite agreement […] From what I understand, that treaty doesn’t even have clauses that allow other countries to join,” he explained during the opening of the new United Kingdom embassy in Mexico this Friday.
However, he noted that A bilateral agreement has been sought with both Mexico and the United States.. In addition, the British government is undertaking management work to join the Comprehensive and Progressive Treaty of the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TIPAT).
Britain’s newly-appointed Chancellor Elizabeth Truss arrived in Mexico and held several meetings with senior federal administration officials this week. Among them, he highlighted his meeting with the secretary of economy, Tatiana Clothier, with whom he is preparing the ground for formal negotiations of a free trade agreement.
Ambassador Benjamin announced that negotiations would begin soon and that his government was expected to sign the treaty. by the end of 2022.
“We are very close to the formal opening of the Mexican-British talks towards a new FTA” […] We have a super ambitious goal of being able to seal both agreements (T-MEC and TIPAT) by the end of next year”, Benjamin said.
Benjamin said the agreement would cover “everything”, although Chancellor Truss commented that the talks are planned to deepen. Commercial relations in areas such as services and technology.
“We will soon initiate even deeper bilateral trade relations. We will move especially in areas like technology, data, digitization and services”, he announced.
Elizabeth Truss met with officials from the Ministry of Finance and Public Debt this week and had a call with Marcelo Ebrard, the head of foreign relations. He also held a meeting with the Head of Government of Mexico City, Claudia Sheinbaum.
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