Biden Moves To Strengthen Trump Tariffs on Chinese Metals Routed Through Mexico

Biden Moves To Strengthen Trump Tariffs on Chinese Metals Routed Through Mexico


The Biden administration is finally cracking down on Mexican imports that use steel or aluminum from China by imposing tariffs, aiming to prevent the metals from sneaking into the U.S. duty-free.

A 25 percent tariff will hit Mexican imports containing Chinese steel, while products with Chinese aluminum face a 10 percent duty, the White House announced Wednesday.

This move builds on tariffs originally imposed by former President Trump, who said duties on aluminum and steel were necessary for national security. The metals tariffs were met with widespread and harsh criticism, including claims that they would raise consumer prices.

In the years that followed, however, consumer prices did not rise significantly, forcing many critics to admit they were wrong.  When inflation did soar after

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