Mexico acknowledges “controversial” issues in FTA negotiations with Ecuador

Ecuador already has agreements with Chile, Peru and Colombia, the other members of the Pacific Alliance, so the treaty with Mexico is crucial to enter as a full member of the economic organization.

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Mexican President Andrés Manuel López Obrador, acknowledged on Monday that there are "controversial issues" in the negotiation of the free trade agreement with Ecuador.

"There are two issues there that have to do, controversial, we are seeking to resolve them. One is shrimp; the producers, or those who are dedicated to shrimp catching and shrimp farming in Mexico, do not want this agreement because they will be harmed, and the other is the banana," he revealed.

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