Mexico Pledges to Set $228 Million in Tariffs on U.S. Goods

December 8, 2015 01:26 PM
Mexico Pledges to Set $228 Million in Tariffs on U.S. Goods

Mexico has pledged to enact almost $228 million in punitive tariffs on U.S. apples, dairy, liquor and hygiene products, in retaliation for U.S. country-of-origin labels on packages of beef, pork and poultry.

The World Trade Organization has ruled the labeling requirements are discriminatory against Mexican and Canadian goods. The two countries have the right to assess tariffs equivalent to damages.

Mexico's Economy Department said Monday it is currently asking the WTO for permission to enact the tariffs, and said permission could come later this month.

The department said damages to Canadian producers were about three times higher.

The law was included in the 2002 and 2008 U.S. farm bills and was backed by consumer advocates who say it helps shoppers know where their food comes from.

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clyde james
South Bend, IN
12/8/2015 06:43 PM

  When will we get out the WTO , millions of lost jobs 40 to 75 billion dollar a month trade deficit for the last 30 plus years and a third world dope kingpins telling us what to do. Our forefathers built a country so great that we now have total dipshits running this country bowing down to products so crappie that they can;t sell in america supermarkets on their own.I don;t care what party it is their worthless not to tell canada and mexicocaine to stick it.

Dave Burke
Smithfield, PA
12/9/2015 06:49 AM

  Consumers have a right to know where their foods are produced. I will not buy anything not local because of this one sided scheme. Like what is in food, why Big Business afraid to admit what is in their products? Because consumers don't want garbage any more.


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