Retaliatory Tariffs Announced by Mexico & the European Union

June 6, 2018 – Following Canada’s countermeasures to the new US tariffs on steel and aluminum, Mexico has followed suit and announced their plans to apply tariffs on approximately $3 billion (US) worth of goods. The list of goods includes, but is not limited to pork, potatoes, apples, whiskey, cheese, and steel.

Additionally, the European Union will be imposing duties on US imports in response to the tariffs from the US on steel and aluminum. Members of the EU have given their support for the plan to enact 25% duties on approximately $3.3 billion of US exports as early as July. The list includes a wide range of items including orange juice, bourbon, jeans, motorcycles and a variety of steel products.

Buckland’s International Trade Compliance & Consulting services team are available to provide consulting and classification reviews to identify risk impact associated with the US tariffs on steel and aluminum. We welcome you to reach out to us if we can assist you with filing an exception application regarding these tariffs.

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