Mexico targets U.S. steel, pork, bourbon and motor boats

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MEXICO CITY, June 5 (Reuters) – Mexico responded in kind to U.S. President Donald Trump’s metals tariffs by imposing its own duties on American steel on Tuesday, while also targeting politically sensitive agricultural products from pork to bourbon.

texas gold rounds Below are some of the key tariffs imposed by Mexico:

STEEL PRODUCTS

15 percent on more than 180 steel product designations, including tubing and casings, and a 25 percent rate on over 40 more, such as bars and flat-rolled steel

PORK PRODUCTS

20 percent on U.S. pork legs and shoulders as well as hams and sausages

AGRICULTURAL GOODS

20 percent on apples, potatoes, cranberries, parmesan and grated cheese

BOURBON, CHEESE

25 percent on “Tennessee” whiskey and bourbon, fresh cheese

LIGHTING FIXTURES, MOTOR BOATS

7 to 15 percent on some types of metal furniture, lamps and lighting fittings, fans and air pumps, aluminum kitchen wares and motor boats (Reporting by Michael O’Boyle; editing by Jonathan Oatis)

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