Mexico Imposes Tariffs on U.S. Exports

Mexico has carried through with its threat to impose tariffs on some items the U.S. exports to Mexico.

With its presidential election 26 days away, Mexico’s government imposed a 20 percent tariff on U.S. pork, apples and potatoes and 20 to 25 percent tariffs on cheese and bourbon. Mexico tailored the list of retaliatory duties to hit states governed by senior Republicans, such as the bourbon produced in the home state of Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (Ky.).

Donald Trump: The art of the deal, he is not. Not only is Mexico not paying for his wall, now U.S. manufacturers of these goods will suffer. According to Quartz, Trump's steel tariffs will cost Americans 400,000 jobs.

Here is an NPR article from 2015, How NAFTA changed American (and Mexican) Food Forever, and the U.S. Department of Agriculture's May 31, 2018 quarterly report, Outlook for U.S. Agricultural Trade.

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    Is anybody surprised at this? (none / 0) (#1)
    by Zorba on Wed Jun 06, 2018 at 03:01:20 PM EST
    Other than, perhaps, Donald Trump and his minions.

    l'enfant orange (none / 0) (#2)
    by Ga6thDem on Wed Jun 06, 2018 at 06:17:06 PM EST
    targets Canada and Mexico and Canada and Mexico target red states. I'm sure the Trump apologists here in GA will be just fine with losing their jobs.

    Good. I look forward to (none / 0) (#3)
    by leap on Fri Jun 08, 2018 at 01:55:00 PM EST
    all the local orchard owners who had Trump/Pence signs posted along their orchard/highway margins, losing their sh!t. F#@k them.