July 10, 2019 / 2:05 PM / 6 days ago

Mexico's Economy Minister says will talk with U.S. Commerce Secretary Ross about tomato tariffs

FILE PHOTO: Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross attends a press preview event of the upcoming Paris Air Show at the National Press Club in Washington, U.S. June 6, 2019. REUTERS/Leah Millis/File Photo

MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - Mexico’s Economy Minister Graciela Marquez said on Wednesday that she will likely speak to U.S. Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross later in the day to discuss a bilateral row over tomato tariffs.

In early May, the Trump administration imposed a 17.5% tariff on Mexican tomatoes after the two countries were unable to renew a 2013 agreement that suspended a U.S. anti-dumping investigation.

Reporting by Lizbeth Diaz; Writing by Anthony Esposito

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