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Aiming at Trump strongholds, Mexico hits back with trade tariffs

June 5, 2018 / 6:35 AM / Updated an hour ago

David Alire Garcia, Miguel Gutierrez


MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - Mexico put tariffs on American products ranging from steel to pork and bourbon on Tuesday, retaliating against import duties on metals imposed by President Donald Trump and taking aim at Republican strongholds ahead of U.S. congressional elections in November.

Mexico’s response further raises trade tensions between the two countries and adds a new complication to efforts to renegotiate the trillion-dollar North American Free Trade Agreement between Canada, the United States and Mexico.

American pork producers, for whom Mexico is the largest export market, were dismayed by the move.

Trump last week rattled some of the United States’ closest allies by removing an exemption to tariffs on imported steel and aluminum that his administration had granted to Mexico, Canada and the European Union.

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https://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-trade-mexico/mexico-hits-back-on-u-s-steel-slaps-tariffs-on-pork-bourbon-idUSKCN1J11EV
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Re: Aiming at Trump strongholds, Mexico hits back with trade tariffs
« Reply #1 on: June 05, 2018, 08:02:17 PM »
Looking at the amount of product these people buy, who cares.
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Re: Aiming at Trump strongholds, Mexico hits back with trade tariffs
« Reply #2 on: June 05, 2018, 09:12:28 PM »
Looking at the amount of product these people buy, who cares.
I think most of them buy things over here and then take it or send it to Mejico.
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Re: Aiming at Trump strongholds, Mexico hits back with trade tariffs
« Reply #3 on: June 05, 2018, 09:46:59 PM »
Yawn

more bacon for us.
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Re: Aiming at Trump strongholds, Mexico hits back with trade tariffs
« Reply #4 on: June 05, 2018, 10:27:30 PM »
Yawn

more bacon for us.
You betcha, Costco dropped the price 4 lbs for $11, bacon bacon bacon!
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Re: Aiming at Trump strongholds, Mexico hits back with trade tariffs
« Reply #5 on: June 07, 2018, 08:23:13 PM »
You betcha, Costco dropped the price 4 lbs for $11, bacon bacon bacon!
I like pork loin.  Fat free and healthy.

The other white meat.
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Re: Aiming at Trump strongholds, Mexico hits back with trade tariffs
« Reply #6 on: June 07, 2018, 08:30:49 PM »
I like pork loin.  Fat free and healthy.

The other white meat.

I bought a 2lb pork  loin today for 4.99.   Lovin it!
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Re: Aiming at Trump strongholds, Mexico hits back with trade tariffs
« Reply #7 on: June 07, 2018, 08:40:12 PM »
More pork and bourbon.  Does it get any better?
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Re: Aiming at Trump strongholds, Mexico hits back with trade tariffs
« Reply #8 on: June 07, 2018, 08:40:57 PM »
More pork and bourbon.  Does it get any better?
It really doesn't  :beer:
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Re: Aiming at Trump strongholds, Mexico hits back with trade tariffs
« Reply #9 on: June 07, 2018, 08:43:30 PM »
Looking at the amount of product these people buy, who cares.

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Re: Aiming at Trump strongholds, Mexico hits back with trade tariffs
« Reply #10 on: June 07, 2018, 08:44:19 PM »
Yawn

more bacon for us.

And even better, maybe Makers Mark will go down a few bucks.   Win.... Win.... Folks.
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Re: Aiming at Trump strongholds, Mexico hits back with trade tariffs
« Reply #11 on: June 07, 2018, 08:45:43 PM »
I bought a 2lb pork  loin today for 4.99.   Lovin it!

Yep, with beef prices so high, I'd personally like to thank the President of the banana republic of Mexico.
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Re: Aiming at Trump strongholds, Mexico hits back with trade tariffs
« Reply #12 on: June 07, 2018, 09:03:24 PM »
Yep, with beef prices so high, I'd personally like to thank the President of the banana republic of Mexico.

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Re: Aiming at Trump strongholds, Mexico hits back with trade tariffs
« Reply #13 on: June 07, 2018, 10:30:20 PM »
I like pork loin.  Fat free and healthy.

The other white meat.
They have leaned the pork out too much and lost flavor. The best pork I can remember having since I was a child was from a pig my nephew raised in high school 4H, we bought it auction and split it up. I wish I had kept all of it!
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Re: Aiming at Trump strongholds, Mexico hits back with trade tariffs
« Reply #14 on: June 08, 2018, 09:16:42 AM »
They have leaned the pork out too much and lost flavor. The best pork I can remember having since I was a child was from a pig my nephew raised in high school 4H, we bought it auction and split it up. I wish I had kept all of it!
Do what I do then.

Place the pork loin on the bottom shelf of the smoker.

Place a slab of pork belly fat side up on the upper shelf.

Pure heaven results.
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Re: Aiming at Trump strongholds, Mexico hits back with trade tariffs
« Reply #15 on: June 08, 2018, 09:19:50 AM »
Do what I do then.

Place the pork loin on the bottom shelf of the smoker.

Place a slab of pork belly fat side up on the upper shelf.

Pure heaven results.

Do what I do then.

I hand a guy a $20 dollar bill and he brings the pork out on a plate to my table. When I am done eating I just get up and leave.
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Re: Aiming at Trump strongholds, Mexico hits back with trade tariffs
« Reply #16 on: June 09, 2018, 06:11:34 PM »
Do what I do then.

I hand a guy a $20 dollar bill and he brings the pork out on a plate to my table. When I am done eating I just get up and leave.
That will result in the same satisfaction, but I don't have to leave a tip.  And the wife will clean things up.
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