is part of the Division of Informa PLC

This site is operated by a business or businesses owned by Informa PLC and all copyright resides with them. Informa PLC's registered office is 5 Howick Place, London SW1P 1WG. Registered in England and Wales. Number 8860726.

  • American Agriculturist
  • Beef Producer
  • Corn and Soybean Digest
  • Dakota Farmer
  • Delta Farm Press
  • Farm Futures
  • Farm Industry news
  • Indiana Prairie Farmer
  • Kansas Farmer
  • Michigan Farmer
  • Missouri Ruralist
  • Nebraska Farmer
  • Ohio Farmer
  • Prairie Farmer
  • Southeast Farm Press
  • Southwest Farm Press
  • The Farmer
  • Wallaces Farmer
  • Western Farm Press
  • Western Farmer Stockman
  • Wisconsin Agriculturist

Mexico suspends retaliatory tariffs against U.S.

Mexico suspended all retaliatory tariffs against the U.S. in response to the implementation of a July U.S.-Mexico agreement. This ends more than two and a half years of tariffs over a cross-border trucking dispute.

Mexico suspended all retaliatory tariffs against the United States in response to the implementation of a July U.S.-Mexico agreement. This ends more than two and a half years of tariffs over a cross-border trucking dispute. It will have a positive impact on the fresh produce industry and level the playing field between the two countries.

“Today’s announcement by the government of Mexico means the fresh produce industry will no longer be caught in the middle of a dispute that created an economic barrier to trade for our farmers,” said Tom Nassif, president and CEO of Western Growers. “We’re pleased that the two governments have been able to resolve a dispute that restricted access to a critical trading partner.”   

These tariffs had ranged from 10 percent to 45 percent on certain fruits, vegetables and nuts shipped to Mexico.

Western Growers has strongly advocated the resolution of this dispute, petitioning Congress and federal agencies including the U.S. Department of Transportation, the U.S. Department of Agriculture, and the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative since March 2009, to fully implement U.S. obligations under the North American Free Trade Agreement. The fresh produce industry—particularly producers of pears, grapes, onions, lettuce, almonds, strawberries, cherries, apricots and dates—have seen sales to Mexico drop considerably due to the tariffs levied by Mexico on these and other U.S. exports. These tariffs were in retaliation to the U.S. government’s termination of the pilot trucking program.

Hide comments

Comments

  • Allowed HTML tags: <em> <strong> <blockquote> <br> <p>

Plain text

  • No HTML tags allowed.
  • Web page addresses and e-mail addresses turn into links automatically.
  • Lines and paragraphs break automatically.
Publish