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Mexico Puts Tariffs on US Frozen Potato Products in Response to Trump's Steel and Aluminum Tariffs

Mexico Puts Tariffs on US Frozen Potato Products in Response to Trump's Steel and Aluminum Tariffs

French Fries entering Mexico from the United States will now face a 20% tariff.

June 13, 2018
On June 5, the government of Mexico published a list of retaliatory tariffs in response to the Section 232 tariffs being imposed by the United States on steel and aluminum imports from Mexico.

The list includes a number of agricultural products including frozen potato products. Effective immediately frozen potato products entering Mexico from the United States under Harmonized code 2004.1 will be assessed a 20% tariff.

Frozen potato products from Canada and the EU will continue to enter Mexico duty free.

United States exports of Frozen french fries to Mexico represented a value of USD 137 million in 2017.

None of the other retaliatory tariffs announced so far by other countries (China, the European Union and Canada) include potatoes or potato products.
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