Summary of the matter addressed in the submission:

The Submitters assert that the Mexican Ministry of Environment and Natural Resources and other environmental agencies are failing to effectively enforce provisions aimed at the protection and conservation of the loggerhead turtle (Caretta caretta) outlined in national laws and international treaties adopted by Mexico. The submission asserts that despite a nationally designated area for the conservation of marine turtles, mortality reports have been rising. This mortality has been linked to fishing, collision with ships, ingestion of marine litter, and the presence of toxic contaminants.

Submitter(s):

Centro Mexicano de Derecho Ambiental, A.C., Center for Biological Diversity

Submission Timeline

December 17, 2020

The Secretariat began reviewing the submission under Articles 24.27(2) and (3).

Submission - Submission authored by Submitter(s) on 17/12/2020

Annex - Other document authored by Submitter(s) on 17/12/2020

Annex - Other document authored by Submitter(s) on 17/12/2020

Annex - Other document authored by Submitter(s) on 17/12/2020

Annex - Other document authored by Submitter(s) on 17/12/2020

Annex - Other document authored by Submitter(s) on 17/12/2020

Annex - Other document authored by Submitter(s) on 17/12/2020

Annex - Other document authored by Submitter(s) on 17/12/2020

Annex - Other document authored by Submitter(s) on 17/12/2020

Annex - Other document authored by Submitter(s) on 17/12/2020

Annex - Other document authored by Submitter(s) on 17/12/2020

Annex - Other document authored by Submitter(s) on 17/12/2020

Annex - Other document authored by Submitter(s) on 17/12/2020

Annex - Other document authored by Submitter(s) on 17/12/2020

Annex - Other document authored by Submitter(s) on 17/12/2020

Annex - Other document authored by Submitter(s) on 17/12/2020

Annex - Other document authored by Submitter(s) on 17/12/2020

February 8, 2021

The Secretariat determined that the submission met the criteria of Article 24.27(2), and requested a response from the concerned government Party in accordance with Article 24.27(3).

Determination - Secretariat Determination under Article 24.27(2) and Article 24.27(3) of the CUSMA/USMCA authored by Secretariat on 08/02/2021

May 4, 2021

The Council, the Party or the Secretariat provided a written explanation that it is unable to meet an applicable deadline.

Other Documents - Other document authored by Mexico on 03/05/2021

Acknowledgement - Other document authored by Secretariat on 04/05/2021

May 28, 2021

Under Article 24.27(4), the Secretariat received a response from the concerned government Party and began considering whether to recommend a factual record under Article 24.28(1).

Party Response - Response from the Party under Article 24.27(4) of the CUSMA/USMCA authored by Mexico on 28/05/2021

Acknowledgement - Other document authored by Secretariat on 31/05/2021

Annex - Other document authored by Mexico on 28/05/2021

Annex - Other document authored by Mexico on 28/05/2021

Annex - Other document authored by Mexico on 28/05/2021

Annex - Other document authored by Mexico on 28/05/2021

Annex - Other document authored by Mexico on 28/05/2021

Annex - Other document authored by Mexico on 28/05/2021

Annex - Other document authored by Mexico on 28/05/2021

Annex - Other document authored by Mexico on 28/05/2021

Annex - Other document authored by Mexico on 28/05/2021

Annex - Other document authored by Mexico on 28/05/2021

Annex - Other document authored by Mexico on 28/05/2021

Annex - Other document authored by Mexico on 28/05/2021

Annex - Other document authored by Mexico on 28/05/2021

Annex - Other document authored by Mexico on 28/05/2021

Annex - Other document authored by Mexico on 28/05/2021

July 27, 2021

The Secretariat determined that the submission warrants the preparation of a factual record under Article 24.28(1) and so informed the Council and the Environment Committee.

Recommendation - Secretariat Notification to Council under Article 24.28(1) of the CUSMA/USMCA authored by Secretariat on 27/07/2021