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Trade-Related Highlights from President Obama’s Trip to Mexico
April 20, 2009


The White House has posted to its website a press conference transcript and a fact sheet from President Obama’s April 16, 2009 visit it Mexico City. According to the fact sheet, trade-related highlights of President Obama’s meeting with Mexican President Felipe Calderón include:

  • The U.S. and Mexico trucking dispute
  • Strengthening border security
    • Increased customs cooperation
    • The possibility of one single customs form for exports and imports from one country to another
    • Concrete measures to harmonize standards
  • Making NAFTA labor and environmental provisions enforceable within that agreement rather than being viewed as a side agreement
  • Security and climate change cooperation
  • Bilateral framework on clean energy and climate change.

More details on these issues can be found in the transcript of the joint press conference and the fact sheet released by the White House. 

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