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Canada, US and Mexico agree to boost chip industry and fight drug trafficking

Canada, the United States and Mexico will take measures to strengthen cooperation to boost the North American semiconductor industry, eliminate deadly drugs and improve legal pathways for immigrants, the White House said Tuesday.

In a statement released as North American leaders summit in the Mexican capital, Washington said the three countries will hold a forum on semiconductors in early 2023 to increase investment in the strategic high-tech industry.

This means coordinate mapping would have to be the supply chain Those chips to identify investment needs and opportunities in manufacturing parts used in everything from phones to defense, according to the statement.

Asia has long dominated that industry, and there have been disruptions during covid-19 pandemic wreaked havoc on North American supply chains.

President of the United States, Joe Bidentheir Mexican counterparts, Andres Manuel Lopez Obradorand the Prime Minister of Canada, Justin TrudeauPledged to deepen regional economic integration during preparations for a trilateral meeting on Tuesday.

The three leaders will meet later before making a public statement. Biden and Trudeau will hold their first bilateral meeting.

The leaders of the United States and Mexico met on Monday and discussed ways to strengthen economic ties, fight drug trafficking and stem illegal immigration, the White House said.

According to Washington, the three leaders pledged to reduce methane emissions from solid waste and sewage by at least 15% by 2030 from 2020 levels.

They will also create a virtual platform to facilitate access to the legal route for migrants.

“This will provide potential migrants with the information they need to legally reach Mexico, the United States and Canada, thus reducing the likelihood that they will turn to (people) smugglers,” he said.

With regard to the fight against drug trafficking, the White House indicated that, within the framework of north american dialogue On Drug Policy (NADD), the three allies will adopt an “updated strategic framework” to deal with the threat posed by banned narcotics.

This would include sharing information about the chemicals used to make the drugs, including fentanyl, a synthetic opioid that has been blamed for thousands of overdose deaths in the United States.

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