Effective March 23, 2018, the United States will impose additional duties on steel and aluminum imported from all countries except Canada and Mexico. As we discussed in a recent blogpost, the U.S. issued a 25% tariff on steel and a 10% tariff on aluminum. Anti-dumping duties (ADD) had also been considered, but it would have been difficult for the U.S. to manage so many new ADD cases.

Mexico and the European Union (EU) continue to push forward on the renegotiation of their two-decade-old free trade agreement (FTA). They recently concluded their ninth round of negotiations, agreeing upon five new chapters and making important progress on others.