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NAFTA benefits for USA originating goods removed

August 19, 2010. 20:17

The Mexican Government has decided to raise the import duty for 99 goods imported to Mexico that have been produced in the USA.

Some of the products affected are fresh cheese (25% import duty); sun glasses, onions, oat, tooth paste, shampoos and pets food(10%); sweet corn, plastic credit cards, tableware and coffee makers (15%); potatoes, toilet paper, pencils and notebooks (5%); fruits (20%) like cherries, apples, oranges, pears, apricots; also with a 20% import duty are: Christmas trees, juices, almonds, sparkling water, beers, ketchup, gums, soy sauce, and table wines.

The resolution was taken as a response for the lack of complies by the USA Government on the commitment to allow the entrance of Mexican freight forwarders into the USA territory. This commitment was established by the NAFTA treaty to be enforced in the year 2000; since then a trucking dispute has ruled the discussion of the Mexican Government with USA officials.

DoingBusinessInMexico Staff
Published: August 19, 2010. 20:17 | Last updated: August 19, 2010. 20:17
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