This week a delegation of MEPs from the European Parliament’s international trade committee will travel to Mexico to discuss the prospects for ratification of the modernised EU-Mexico Agreement – talks were concluded in 2018 – and other issues on the bilateral economic and trade agenda.

“The visit of the delegation takes place at a critical moment,” said Bernd Lange , the chair of the committee and a member of the delegation which will be meeting Mexican government representatives, industry, trade unions and civil society. “While the negotiations on the new agreement were concluded in 2020, little progress has been made since,” he continued. “The EU needs this agreement, especially in a context where we see an increase of protectionism, an increasingly inward-looking focus of many of our trade partners and a weaponisation of trade. The modernised agreement can help to stabilise the rules-based trading system.”