Sentido Comun – Mexichem, the largest manufacturer of plastic pipes in Latin America and a major producer of chemicals, filed an appeal to the U.S. International Trade Commission decision on Chinese refrigerants.
Capital Press – The Washington apple industry is exporting more apples than a year ago despite a work slowdown by longshoremen at West Coast ports. That’s because a lot of apples are being trucked to Mexico and Canada without using the ports.
Reuters – Louis Dreyfus Commodities’ Imperial Sugar Co and AmCane Sugar have challenged the U.S.-Mexico trade deal, warning that the pact potentially harms domestic sugar refiners and prolongs a long-running dispute between the two countries.
Politico – President Barack Obama and Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto will discuss the “mechanics” of how to quickly wrap up Trans-Pacific Partnership negotiations when the two leaders meet today in Washington.
El Economista – To help close negotiations on the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP), aimed at driving trade among 12 countries, Mexico cut tariffs with other potential members, except Vietnam.
WSJ – Mexico ran up a $1.08 billion trade deficit in November as a drop in crude oil prices led to a deficit in petroleum products, offset by continued growth in exports of manufactured goods.
WSJ – The U.S. and Mexico have struck a deal to scrap tariffs on imports of Mexican sugar, ending a trade dispute that rattled candy-makers over higher costs for their key ingredient.