… Mexico said in March it would revamp its target list to focus on the agricultural and industrial sectors… 

 

 

New Mexican duties against U.S. ready soon, minister says

 

Reporting for Reuters by Allison Martell; writing by David Ljunggren.

via GFM Network News/Canadian Cattlemen - May 14, 2019

 

Toronto | Reuters — Mexico is finalizing duties to impose on new U.S. products in retaliation for the Trump administration’s steel and aluminum tariffs and details should be available soon, Economy Minister Graciela Marquez said on Tuesday.

 

Mexico and Canada have both imposed retaliatory measures on billions of dollars of U.S. goods. Mexico said in March it would revamp its target list to focus on the agricultural and industrial sectors.

 

“We are in the process of preparing new retaliation tariffs… we are not in a position of disclosing the new components,” Marquez told reporters in Toronto after talks with Canadian Foreign Minister Chrystia Freeland.

 

“But I can tell you it will include economic considerations as well as political considerations,” she said when asked whether Mexico would target more Democratic constituencies.

 

Some leading Democrats have expressed doubts about ratifying a new continental trade deal that the three North America nations signed last year. Mexico rejects criticism from Democrats that the new pact needs stronger labour provisions...

 

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