Trump Administration Announces Potential New Tariffs for Mexico, India

Glass Magazine
June 4, 2019

President Trump announced on Thursday, May 30, that the U.S. will impose a 5 percent tariff on all Mexican imported goods, starting on June 10, according to New York Times reporting. The tariff threat is part of the administration's effort to force Mexico to increase its immigration enforcement actions, according to a White House statement.

"If the illegal migration crisis is alleviated through effective actions taken by Mexico, to be determined in our sole discretion and judgment, the tariffs will be removed," according to the statement, issued May 30. The administration threated additional tariff increases up to 25 percent "unless and until Mexico substantially stops the illegal inflow of aliens coming through its territory," according to the statement.

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The administration announced the following day that India will be stripped of its special status, that made many of its exports to the U.S., valued in the billions of dollars, exempted from U.S. tariffs. A White House notice claimed that India does not give the U.S. “equitable and reasonable access to its markets,” and will revoke special status on June 5, as reported in the New York Times.

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