Mexico on Thursday 5 July 2018 completed its second
round of retaliatory measures against U.S. tariffs steel and aluminum,
installing additional duties of 20 percent to 25 percent on several U.S. meat
and dairy exports.
According to Mexico’s retaliation list,
the country is now collecting retaliatory tariffs of 20 percent on U.S. exports
of fresh pork, hams and shoulders with bone; other fresh pork cuts under
Mexican HS Code 0203.19.99; frozen pork, hams and shoulders with bone; other
frozen pork cuts under Mexican HS Code 0203.29.99; grated or powdered cheese;
and other cheeses under Mexican HS Code 0406.90.04.
The country also is collecting retaliatory tariffs of 25 percent
on U.S. exports of unripened fresh cheese, including whey and cottage cheese,
and other cheeses under Mexican HS Code 0406.90.99.
The retaliatory tariffs are being applied in addition to any
existing tariffs imposed by Mexico.
Thursday’s action completes the final stage of Mexico’s two-part
retaliation against U.S. global tariffs of 25 percent for steel and 10 percent
for aluminum, which took effect for Mexico, Canada and the EU on June 1.
The Mexican government implemented the first raft of retaliatory
tariffs on June 5.