Irish boost from Mexico trade deal

Mexico's Economy Minister Guajardo speaks during an entrepreneurship event in Mexico City

With lingering uncertainty still surrounding NAFTA - including a tweet by United States President Donald Trump today suggesting an agreement might be conditional on immigration policy - news of the deal was welcomed as it could help Mexico reduce its dependency on its northern neighbor.

Mexico and the European Union said a year ago they would accelerate their talks to update a trade agreement signed in 2000 as the United States threatened to slap tariffs on Mexican imports and withdraw from NAFTA. The EU said that the deal was likely to benefit agricultural exports and would give preferential access for certain foods, including some types of cheeses.

Mexico will remove its high tariffs on key European Union foods, including apples and canned peaches, which are now subject to a duty of up to 20 per cent.

A government statement says tariffs will be scrapped on Mexican orange juice, tuna, honey, agave syrup, fruits and vegetables, among others.

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The EU is Mexico's third biggest trading partner, and Mexico, with 128 million people, is the EU's second biggest trading partner in Latin America after Brazil.

The parties in favor of "open and fair trade, which is based on the rules", said European Commissioner for trade Cecilia malmström and Minister of economy of Mexico Ildefonso, Guajardo. It updates and expands a two-decade-old agreement to include financial services and online commerce, among other sectors.

"We now open a new chapter in our long and fruitful relationship, boosting trade and creating jobs". In December 2017 the European Union has also concluded a free trade agreement with Japan. "Our negotiators will now continue their work to resolve the remaining technical issues and finalize the full legal text so that our citizens and enterprises can start reaping its benefits as soon as possible". About three-quarters of Mexico's exports go to the US; roughly half its imports come from there.

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