US-Mexico Deal Reached: The Economic Reasons for Avoiding Tariffs

June 12, 2019 - 8:30 am

1030 15th Street Northwest, 12th floor
Washington, DC

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.

 

Speakers:

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

 

Moderator:

Doug Palmer

Senior Trade Reporter

POLITICO

 






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