Mexico to impose duty on US pigs

02 February 1999

Mexico to impose duty on US pigs

MEXICO intends to impose duties on imports of live pigs from the USA, to protect Mexican farmers from a cross-border influx of cheap pork products.

The action is being taken on the back of an investigation which said increases in US exports at dumping-level prices posed a threat to Mexican pig farmers.

Pork imports to Mexico from the USA amounted to $9.8 million (£5.9m) in November last year, against just $819,000 in the same period of 1997.

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