Readout of Ambassador Katherine Tai's Meeting with Mexico's Secretary of Economy Raquel Buenrostro

February 16, 2024

WASHINGTON – United States Trade Representative Katherine Tai today met virtually with Mexico’s Secretary of Economy Raquel Buenrostro. 
During the meeting, Ambassador Tai stressed the urgent need for Mexico to take immediate and meaningful steps to address the ongoing surge of Mexican steel and aluminum exports to the United States and the lack of transparency regarding Mexico’s steel and aluminum imports from third countries. Noting that U.S. consultations with Mexico on this matter have been ongoing for over a year, Ambassador Tai emphasized that the 2019 Joint Statement on the Section 232 Duties on Steel and Aluminum allows for the reimposition of Section 232 tariffs. Conversations between both countries will remain ongoing.