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Tariffs against Mexico halted, ratification sought on USMCA

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By Barbara Olejnik

Poultry Times staff

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump suspended introducing tariffs on all Mexican products exported to the United States in return for Mexico's aid in curbing illegal migration across the U.S. border.

Tariffs were set to be imposed at 5 percent on June 10, with increases of 10 percent on July 1, 15 percent on Aug. 1, 20 percent on Sept. 1 and 25 percent on Oct. 1.

However, the president stated that "if the illegal migration crisis is alleviated through effective actions taken by Mexico, to be determined in our sole. . .

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