Mexico has threatened to file an official complaint with the World Trade Organization over the Trump administrations new tariffs on metal imports from Mexico and a host of other countries.
Mexico’s economy ministry announced the decision to initiate a dispute settlement process under the umbrella of the WTO.
“In response to the measures the US has applied to Mexican exports of steel and aluminum, Mexico announces that it will begin a dispute resolution process under the World Trade Organization,” the economy ministry said in a statement.
“Mexico considers that the measures imposed by the US under Section 232 of its legislation, arguing national security violations, violate the WTO’s agreement on safeguards by not having been adopted in accordance with the procedures set out there , and that they also violate the General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade of 1994.”
The US raised import duties on steel from foreign countries to 25…