The United States announced the initiation of the process to convene a dispute settlement panel against Mexico, for alleged violations of the United States – Mexico – Canada Agreement (USMCA). This request by the US comes at a time of great need in the energy sector as well as amidst a complex relationship between Biden and AMLO. The current administration in Mexico has been vocal in their support of policies favoring State-owned energy initiatives at the behest of US private investment. The USMCA and the repercussions of these alleged violations could endanger energy goals and the relationship between the US and Mexico as well as commitments to energy modernization. See our quick take for an expert breakdown of the situation.

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