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Mexico restricts live hog imports from U.S.

Reuters - Mexico has restricted imports of live hogs from the United States because of the deadly piglet virus that has spread north of the border. The action does not affect shipments of U.S. pork to Mexico, it only affects live animals.

www.foxnews.com/health/2013/06/26/mexico-restricts-us-live-hog-imports-due-to-piglet-virus/

Mexico sets duties on China seamless steel pipes

Reuters - Mexico has set duties on seamless steel tubes from China, the Asian giant's commerce ministry said on Friday, after a Mexican steel company complained about unfair pricing practices. The decision is a victory for TAMSA.

www.reuters.com/article/2013/06/21/china-mexico-trade-idUSL3N0EX1X020130621

USDA touts anti-monopoly in Mexican beer industry

Beverage Daily.com - US and native microbrewers could profit if Mexico’s antitrust regulator rules that controversial exclusivity deals, which benefit local giants Grupo Modelo and Cuauhtemoc Moctezuma, owned by AB InBev and Heineken respectively, are illegal.

www.beveragedaily.com/Regulation-Safety/Stronger-anti-monopoly-laws-could-help-craft-brewers-in-Mexico-USDA-report

Mexico might suspend trade preferences for U.S. meat

Reuters - Mexico's Economy Ministry said it is considering suspending preferential trade tariffs with the United States for a variety of products in a simmering dispute over meat labeling.

news.yahoo.com/mexico-says-may-suspend-u-trade-preferences-over-015952003.html

New U.S. import rules are unlikely to quell controversy

Washington Post - New rules for U.S. meatpackers will require labeling that tells consumers where the animal was born, raised and slaughtered. But the regulations, posted Friday, are the latest move in a trade dispute involving Canada and Mexico.

www.washingtonpost.com/business/economy/us-meat-labels-to-detail-animals-origin-canada-mexico-raise-concern/2013/05/24/ca1091c0-c47f-11e2-914f-a7aba60512a7_story.html

U.S. isn't respecting meat labeling rules, Mexico says

Reuters - The United States is not respecting a World Trade Organization (WTO) ruling on meat labeling, Mexico's Agriculture Minister Enrique Martinez said on Tuesday, saying it was hurting Mexico's domestic beef industry.

www.nbcnews.com/business/us-isnt-respecting-meat-labeling-rules-mexico-says-6C10019140

Brazilian Azevêdo wins WTO leadership battle

Financial Times - Brazil’s Roberto Azevêdo has emerged as the new director-general of the World Trade Organization after seeing off the US and EU’s favoured candidate, Herminio Blanco of Mexico, according to officials familiar with the contest.

www.ft.com/intl/cms/s/0/0fcbe482-b713-11e2-841e-00144feabdc0.html#axzz2ScbG0YUF

Brazilian Azevêdo wins WTO leadership battle

Financial Times - Brazil’s Roberto Azevêdo has emerged as the new director-general of the World Trade Organization after seeing off the US and EU’s favoured candidate, Herminio Blanco of Mexico, according to officials familiar with the contest.

www.ft.com/intl/cms/s/0/0fcbe482-b713-11e2-841e-00144feabdc0.html#axzz2ScbG0YUF

In Mexico visit, Obama agrees to boost trade

BBC - President Barack Obama and his Mexican counterpart Enrique Pena Nieto have agreed to boost trade and create jobs on both sides of the border. This is Obama's first visit to Mexico since Mr Pena Nieto took office in December 2012.

www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-latin-america-22380057

Mexico has its own Asia pivot plan

The Diplomat - When Presidents Obama and Peña Nieto meet, the topic of Asia is lurking in the background. That’s because Peña Nieto has made diversifying Mexico’s trading partners to reduce dependency on the U.S. a cornerstone of his administration’s focus.

thediplomat.com/pacific-money/2013/05/02/watch-out-usa-mexico-has-its-own-asia-pivot-plan/

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