Trade officials make a strong case against Mexico’s GMO corn ban during trade dispute hearing

Corn growers are closely watching discussions around Mexico’s ban on GMO corn. Hearings were held recently in Mexico City where U.S. trade officials, and NCGA, made their case before the dispute panel.

Leaders argued against Mexico’s risk assessment, saying it was more than 20 years old. They also claim the ban is just another way for Mexico to restrict trade and target imports. Mexico’s ban on GMO corn was issued early last year.

The U.S. Trade Representative’s Office filed a dispute under USMCA, saying Mexico is not using provde science. The panel is expected to make a decision toward the end of the year. NASDA President Ted McKinney says he expects the panel to rule in favor of the United States.