- The Washington Times - Wednesday, March 18, 2009

WASHINGTON (AP) - Mexico is about raise tariffs on some U.S. exports to Mexico for not allowing its trucks to drive on American highways.

The tariff increase is expected to begin Thursday. Mexico plans to raise tariffs from 10 percent to 45 percent on U.S. goods such as Christmas trees, toilet paper, grapes and more.

The increase in export duties will hit makers of U.S. goods in several states.

The 1994 North American Free Trade Agreement requires the U.S. to allow Mexican trucks full access to U.S. highways. The U.S., Mexico and Canada signed the agreement.

Copyright © 2018 The Washington Times, LLC. Click here for reprint permission.

The Washington Times Comment Policy

The Washington Times is switching its third-party commenting system from Disqus to Spot.IM. You will need to either create an account with Spot.im or if you wish to use your Disqus account look under the Conversation for the link "Have a Disqus Account?". Please read our Comment Policy before commenting.


Click to Read More and View Comments

Click to Hide