Readout of Ambassador Katherine Tai's Meeting with Mexico's Secretary of Economy Raquel Buenrostro

September 29, 2023

WASHINGTON – United States Trade Representative Katherine Tai yesterday met with Mexico’s Secretary of Economy Raquel Buenrostro ahead of the third meeting of the U.S.-Mexico High Level Economic Dialogue. 

During the meeting, Ambassador Tai and Secretary Buenrostro discussed the importance of addressing concerns regarding the recent surges in Mexican exports of certain steel and aluminum products to the United States and the lack of transparency regarding Mexico’s steel and aluminum imports from third countries. Ambassador Tai and Secretary Buenrostro agreed on the importance of enhancing steel and aluminum trade monitoring efforts and instructed their teams to work towards the reinstatement of Mexico’s export monitoring regime. 

Additionally, Ambassador Tai stressed the urgency of Mexico making meaningful progress in the ongoing consultations under the USMCA regarding Mexico’s energy measures and expressed increasing concern with Mexico’s spectrum fee methodology, which continues to inhibit competition in the telecommunications sector in Mexico.