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USTR Talks Steel Imports With Mexican Minister

US Trade Representative Katherine Tai met on Thursday in Cancun, Mexico, with Mexico’s Secretary of Economy, Raquel Buenrostro, where the two discussed confronting steel imports, among other issues.

In a press release, the USTR said she spoke with Secretary Buenrostro regarding “the importance of addressing the recent surge of imports of steel and aluminum products, and agreed to have their teams intensify their engagement.”

Additionally, Tai “stressed the importance of Mexico enhancing its monitoring of its steel and aluminum exports to the United States in accordance with the 2019 Joint Statement by the United States and Mexico on Section 232 Duties on Steel and Aluminum, and ensuring greater transparency with regards to Mexico’s steel and aluminum imports from third countries.”

More broadly, the two agreed to continue working together to strengthen the US-Mexico economic relationship “and underscored the importance of fully implementing the USMCA,” according to the release.

Tai was in Mexico July 6-7 to participate in the third meeting of the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA) Free Trade Commission (FTC) with Buenrostro, and Canada’s Minister of International Trade, Export Promotion, Small Business, and Economic Development, Mary Ng.

By Ethan Bernard,

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