U.S. President Donald Trump's plan to slap tariffs on imports of Mexican goods could slow another, often overlooked migration: the more than 1 million cows exported by Mexico across the border each year which become part of the U.S. beef supply. "I think if they do, it's foolish", he said. "These tariffs will have an effect industry-wide", Carter said in the letter, which noted that General Motors Co is the largest automotive importer from Mexico. Toyota believes tariffs on Mexican goods could have a particularly detrimental impact on the Tacoma pickup truck because 65 per cent of them sold in the US are imported from Mexico.
Mexico says the tariffs would hurt the economies in both countries, which are major trading partners, and would not do anything to cut the stream of migrants.
Tariffs on cattle crossing the border could raise costs for USA meat producers and processors, ranchers and economists said, particularly in border states like New Mexico and Texas that supplement more of their herds with Mexican cattle. The mid-sized Tacoma could suffer because 65% of the pickups sold in the United States are imported from Mexico, the memo said.
The tariffs are set to start kicking in next week to pressure Mexico to stop illegal immigrants from coming to the U.S. In some recent months, USA authorities say that more than 100,000 undocumented migrants, mostly from Guatemala, Honduras and El Salvador, have crossed into the U.S.to look for work and escape violence and poverty in their homelands.More news: China expresses 'strong dissatisfaction' with USA statement on Tiananmen anniversary
The president is using the policy as a cudgel to compel Mexico to do more to stem the flow of migrants into the US and says he'll increase the tariff if things don't improve.
LMC said prices on models imported from Mexico could increase by an average of $8,500, while the average price of a vehicle sold in the US market could rise by as much as $2,500-$3,000 when parts for assembly in the United States are factored in.
Tom Donohue, president of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, visited the Mexican Embassy on Tuesday and was expected to meet top Mexican businessmen this week.
The notice to dealers comes as Toyota has taken an unusually public stand against the White House's trade policy, saying last month that threatened tariffs against auto and vehicle parts from Japan sent a message to the company that its billions of dollars of investments in the United States aren't welcome.
Representative Henry Cuellar, a Texas Democrat who participated in the meeting, said he was "optimistic" about the trade deal after talking to the Mexican delegation. USA authorities have said they are overwhelmed not so much by the number of migrants but by a shift in the type of person turning up at the border in recent years.More news: Rape accusation against Ronaldo dropped
Mexican Foreign Secretary Marcelo Ebrard will attend the talks on tariffs and immigration scheduled in Washington on Wednesday afternoon.
The main goal is to avoid a trade war at all costs.
Tariffs could slow another type of migration: the more than 1 million cows exported by Mexico across the border each year that become part of the US beef supply.
Ahead of those talks, Pence was looking for a comprehensive suite of "tangible measures" from visiting officials about stopping the surge of Central American migrants, according to a White House official.
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The Mexican economy will likely slip into recession this year if Trump follows through on his tariff threat, a Reuters poll of market analysts showed.