Mexico Will Impose A 20% Tariff On U.S. Pork

- Jun 12, 2018-

According to foreign media reports, Mexico will impose a 20% tariff on pork exported from the United States. This is the first time Mexico has disclosed its retaliatory measures against President Trump's taxation of Mexican steel and aluminum.

Last week, Mexico stated that it will impose retaliatory tariffs on pork leg and pork shoulders originating in the United States. These two products account for about 90% of the US$1.07 billion of pork imported each year from Mexico.

Heriberto Hernandez, President of the Mexican Pork Producers Association OPORPA, said after a briefing with Mexican Minister of Economic Affairs Ildefonso Guajardo and his team: “The 20% tariff is for chilled, frozen boned and boneless pork legs and pigs. Shoulder meat is collected."