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USMCA: New challenges and risks for US and Canadian companies with operations in Mexico

The United States-Mexico-Canada Trade Agreement (T-MEC or USMCA) established an aggressive new mechanism designed to determine whether US- and Canadian-owned Mexican operations have a bona fide relationship with their unions and provide workers with acceptable levels of wages, benefits, and working conditions. The consequences of breaking these rules can be severe.

Juan Carlos de la Vega offers a practical and preventive vision based on recent labor conflicts and litigation at this conference organized by the Employment Law Alliance. Topics such as:

  • How US and Canadian unions are using the USMCA to increase union power and influence in US and Canadian-owned Mexican operations.
  • How the USMCA's new “rapid response” mechanism for labor disputes works and what you can expect in terms of the power of the US and Canadian governments to closely scrutinize their Mexican operations, impose import restrictions, and require a resolution to avoid sanctions.
  • What can be done to assess Mexican operations and determine if action is necessary to avoid being the target of a USMCA complaint?

Wednesday, November 30, 2022 | 11:00 hrs.

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