February 28, 2018 / 10:39 PM / 4 months ago

Mexico, U.S. meet to talk about U.S. steel, aluminium actions

MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - Mexican Economy Minister Ildefonso Guajardo and U.S. Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross met on Wednesday in Washington to talk about possible U.S. actions on steel and aluminium imports, Mexico’s economy ministry said.

U.S. Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross (L) holds a news conference with Mexico's Secretary of Economy Ildefonso Guajardo Villarreal at the Department of Commerce in Washington, U.S. March 10, 2017. REUTERS/Eric Thayer

Guajardo and Ross also began a conversation about so-called “suspension agreements” for tomatoes and sugar, the Mexican ministry said in a statement.

The meeting came as U.S., Mexican and Canadian officials meet in Mexico City for a seventh round of negotiations to rework the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA).

Reporting by Michael O'Boyle

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