Rapid Reaction Call

Implications of President Trump’s Mexico Tariff Threat

Friday, May 31, 2019

12:00-12:30 p.m. EDT

Last night President Trump announced that he would impose tariffs on products imported from Mexico, beginning at 5 percent on June 10,with a possible escalation to 25 percent by October. This threat is directed at the US’ largest trading partner thus far in 2019. President Trump’s announcement came on the same day that President Lopez Obrador submitted USMCA to the Mexican Senate, and hours after the White House began action to start the process for congressional consideration of USMCA.

If implemented, what would be the implications of these tariffs for USMCA and US consumers? How will these tariffs affect competitiveness and the global strength of the North American bloc?

Join the Atlantic Council's Adrienne Arsht Latin America Center via conference call on Friday, May 31, 2019 from 12:00 to 12:30 p.m. EDT for a rapid reaction conversation.


Valeria Moy

Nonresident Fellow, Adrienne Arsht Latin America Center,  Atlantic Council

Director, México, ¿Cómo vamos?

Bart Oosterveld

C. Boyden Gray Fellow on Global Finance and Growth; Director, Global Business & Economics Program

Atlantic Council

Jason Marczak

Director, Adrienne Arsht Latin America Center

Atlantic Council


Maria Fernanda Perez Arguello

Associate Director, Adrienne Arsht Latin America Center

Atlantic Council

There are three (3) ways to join the call:

Option 1: DOWNLOAD the “Zoom” app on your phone. Click “join a meeting.” Enter the meeting ID: 935 804 451, and your name and affiliation.

Option 2: CALL United States: +1 669 900 6833 or +1 408 638 0968 / Mexico: +52 229 910 0061 or +52 554 161 4288. Enter the meeting ID: 935 804 451, followed by the pound (#) sign, then press the pound (#) sign again.​

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