U.S. Chamber Statement on Suspension of Tariffs on Mexico

Saturday, June 8, 2019 - 12:45pm

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Thomas J. Donohue, CEO, U.S. Chamber of Commerce, issued the following statement today regarding the recent announcement of a U.S.-Mexico deal to address migration at the southern border:

"We are very pleased that the Trump administration and the Mexican government reached an agreement to address the migratory crisis at the border and remove the threat of new tariffs. This is good news for American businesses and consumers.

"This week, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce announced a new initiative with Mexico’s chief business association, the Consejo Coordinador Empresarial, to assist both governments in crafting solutions that mitigate escalating migration. This work will begin immediately.

"With the threat of tariffs now off the table, it is critical that Congress turn its attention to enactment of the USMCA trade agreement. USMCA will preserve and strengthen North American trade, boosting economic growth and job creation. The Chamber intends to put all of its resources behind securing the earliest possible passage of USMCA. "