Wednesday, June 12, 2019

8:30-10:00 a.m. EDT

On June 7, the United States and Mexico agreed on a deal to sidestep the imposition of 5 percent tariffs on Mexican imports. US tariffs on Mexican products would hurt US consumers and damage North American competitiveness. But the tariffs option is still on the table, and could materialize if Mexico falls short on its end of the deal.


Mexico has been the US’s largest trading partner since the start of 2019. The two economies are highly complementary—for every $1 of Mexican imports, $0.40 is comprised of US content. Why should tariffs continue to be off the table? How would tariffs impact key US sectors and industries and North American competitiveness overall?

Join the Atlantic Council's Adrienne Arsht Latin America Center on Wednesday, June 12, 2019, from 8:30 to 10:00 a.m. EDT, for a timely look at the economic reasons for avoiding tariffs.



The Hon. Tom Carper

Senator (D-DE)

United States Senate 

The Hon. Ron Johnson

Senator (R-WI)

United States Senate

Jaime Castaneda

Senior Vice President, Policy Strategy & International Trade

National Milk Producers Federation


Nick Giordano

Vice President and Counsel, Global Government Affairs

National Pork Producers Council


Beth Hughes

Senior Director, International Affairs

International Dairy Foods Association


Jeff Beck

Director, Federal Government Affairs

Auto Alliance


Jason Marczak

Director, Adrienne Arsht Latin America Center

Atlantic Council



Doug Palmer

Senior Trade Reporter