Mexico: Deal to Repeal US Steel Tariffs Could Be Close

Posted on May 14, 2019 5:58 pm

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Mexico is closing in on a deal to repeal U.S. President Donald Trump’s punitive tariffs on steel and aluminum, a senior Mexican official said Tuesday, potentially moving a step nearer to the ratification of a major trade deal struck last year. “We are, I think, close to negotiating the lifting of the tariffs,” Mexican Economy Minister Graciela Marquez told Canadian broadcaster CBC after meeting with Canadian Foreign Minister Chrystia Freeland in Toronto. “We’re having very fruitful conversations on lifting the tariffs not only in the U.S. but also here in Toronto.” Adam Austen, a spokesman for Freeland, said the minister