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Mexico hits USA with retaliatory tariffs

Mexico hits USA with retaliatory tariffs

"There are better ways to negotiate trade deals than by punishing American consumers and businesses with higher costs", he added.

"What Canada needs to do is stand with its best neighbour, best partner, best friend in the world in the USA and lock arms and fight against the countries who are abusing us".

Powerful US billionaire brothers Charles and David Koch are funding a multi-million dollar campaign against President Donald Trump's trade tariffs.

The tariffs came as the Trump administration threw yet another complication into the fractious NAFTA talks by saying it wants to splinter discussions with Canada and Mexico and work on separate agreements rather than continue three-country discussions to rewrite the 1994 trade deal.

The Mexican peso dropped to its weakest level since February 2017 following the government's announcement, to trade at more than 20 to the U.S. dollar.

The best yardstick is the 20 percent duty Mexico imposed on US apples from August 2010 to October 2011, Fryhover said. Mexico is a net importers of US steel.

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The EU threatened tariffs on Harley Davidson motorcycles and bourbon, measures aimed at the political bases of US Republican legislators.

The tariff increases are created to hit areas that are politically favourable to Trump, such as pork production, Mexican experts said. Marco Rubio's Florida, and agricultural products from the California district of Rep. Kevin McCarthy, the House majority leader.

"This is a gut punch to Virginia farmers, who exported more than $68 million in pork to Mexico previous year".

The newly announced tariffs have caused some to fear a possible trade war with US allies, an issue that is likely to come up at the G7 summit in Canada on Friday.

Last week, Mexico said the retaliatory tariffs would apply to pork legs and shoulders from USA suppliers, which account for about 90 percent of the country's $1.07 billion annual imports of the cuts.

"He's still deciding on what to do about Canada", said one senior administration official on the President's response to the request for leniency.

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French Finance Minister Bruno Le Maire even referred to the bloc as G6+1 as an indication of the deepening rift. Mr Trump has threatened to raise tariffs on a total of up to $US150 billion ($198 billion) of Chinese goods.

"The way it was handled by the United States stunned everybody", Martin said. "They move production to the next", he says. It did not provide details of tariff levels or a full list of products at the time.

Mexico ran up a $3.6 billion steel trade deficit with the U.S.in the past two years, according to the local steel industry chamber. China has vowed to retaliate on everything from USA soybeans to airplanes, and Beijing has said it will abandon its commitments if the US follows through on its tariff threat.

The United States imposed tariffs of 25 percent on imported steel and 10 percent on aluminum in March, citing national security grounds. Last week Washington said it was ending a two-month exemption it had granted to imports from Canada, Mexico and the European Union.

News agency Reuters said that the retaliatory tariffs could "have political implications in some hotly contested races" in the United States midterm elections in November, in which the Republican Party is seeking to maintain control of both houses of Congress. We are in a trade war.

The lawmakers were trying to draft a narrowly focused bill that would require a vote in Congress to approve tariffs when the administration claims they're needed for national security, as it did for those on steel and aluminum from the top USA allies.

Trump says he 'wouldn't mind' scrapping NAFTA
On Friday, Trump appeared to double down, saying Canada had treated US farmers "very poorly for a very long period of time". However, on Tuesday, Vice President Mike Pence called Canada and informed them of a sunset clause.


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