Dispute Panel Process: What’s next for Mexico’s GM corn ban?

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Now that a USMCA dispute panel has officially been launched over Mexico’s ban on biotech corn, we are taking a deeper dive into the process and the timeline.

Chief Ag Negotiator Doug McKalip explains.

“The process would include actually establishing the panel members or the judges in this case. Once the panel is established, there will be a period where the participants are able to argue and bring their case and evidence to the USMCA panel. We would anticipate this entire process to wrap up in early 2024 certainly by mid-2024.”

McKalip went on to say it is the first USMCA dispute panel addressing a sanitary and phytosanitary trade matter. He says he is pleased Canada decided to join the case.