Business Roundtable Statement on President’s Announcement on Mexico Tariffs

June 7, 2019

Washington – Business Roundtable today released the following statement regarding President Trump’s decision to not impose tariffs on Mexican imports:

“Business Roundtable – representing nearly 200 CEOs of America’s leading companies – expresses relief upon the President’s decision not to impose tariffs on imports from Mexico and the progress made on migration issues between the two governments. We remain deeply concerned about using the threat or imposition of tariffs to press policy changes with our neighbors and allies. We continue to urge the Administration to work with our trading partners constructively and in ways that do not inject uncertainty and cause harm to the U.S. economy.
“Duty-free North American trade anchors U.S. economic growth and supports over 12 million American jobs. With this duty-free trade still in place, Business Roundtable will continue to work with the Administration and members of Congress, and help lead the effort to pass the U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement to strengthen North American trade and benefit U.S. workers, farmers, consumers and businesses.”