IL Corn Happy To See Consultations with Mexico Begin

Lindsay Mitchell

Mar 06, 2023  |  Today's News |  ICGA |  Exports

After the U.S. Trade Representative’s announcement today that the U.S. is requesting technical consultations with the Government of Mexico under the Sanitary and Phytosanitary Measures (SPS) Chapter of the United States–Mexico–Canada Agreement (USMCA), regarding certain Mexican measures concerning products of agricultural biotechnology, IL Corn Growers Association (ICGA) President Matt Rush said:


“Trade is the largest market for Illinois corn and Mexico is our largest international customer for corn. Illinois corn farmers are happy to see the USTR take steps to hold Mexico to the terms they agreed to when negotiating the U.S. Mexico Canada Agreement for trade. Resolution of this trade dispute will bring certainty to the marketplace that Illinois corn farmers need.”