Mexico Retaliates Against Further Dithering on Trade Program

Mexico’s Economy Ministry announced Monday it would add 26 U.S. products to it tariff list while removing 16 others. Included in the tariffs are pork, applies, California oranges and pistachios. The levies would affect 54 agricultural products and 45 manufactured ones.

The move by Mexico is seen as a push to get the Obama administration to end the long-running cross-border trucking ban. The Administration has continued to delay a decision on the program despite telling congress in March that a decision on the program would be made “very soon.”

The move is expected to increase friction between the White House that wants to expand trade and many congressional Democrats aligned with unions that support the trucking ban.

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