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Webinar Replay: USMCA Rapid Response Mechanism: First Cases and Lessons Learned

January 19, 2022 @ 12:00 pm 1:15 pm

1.25 Hours MCLE


The first labor complaint under the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA) Rapid Response Mechanism was filed by the AFL-CIO and other groups in May. They alleged that workers at an auto parts factory in Matamoros, Mexico, were being denied the right to organize. A few days after that complaint was filed, the United States Trade Representative (USTR) also initiated a request through the Rapid Response Labor Mechanism to review allegations of serious violations of workers’ rights at a facility in Silao, Mexico.

The USMCA, which took effect in July 2020, replaced the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA). NAFTA had also contained mechanisms for settling investor-state disputes and disputes between the parties. However, the Rapid Response Labor Mechanism is a new procedure that establishes a streamlined dispute resolution process allowing an ad hoc tribunal to determine whether a specific facility is in compliance with labor laws.

Join a conversation with attorneys from the U.S. and Mexico to understand the implications for U.S. and Mexican businesses and for Mexican labor unions.

This is a joint program of the National Association of Business Lawyers, Mexico (ANADE) and the International Law Section of the California Lawyers Association. 

We are committed to accessibility! Virtual events are equipped with closed captioning. To request an in-person accommodation, send us a note at or contact us at 916-516-1760 for assistance.


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