June 5, 2019 / 9:28 PM / 12 days ago

U.S. Agriculture Secretary Perdue anxious that tariffs may interfere with ratification of USMCA -Bloomberg

FILE PHOTO: U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue speaks during an event hosted by U.S. President Donald Trump with workers on "Cutting the Red Tape, Unleashing Economic Freedom" in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington, U.S., October 17, 2018. REUTERS/Joshua Roberts

(Reuters) - U.S. Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue said on Wednesday he is hopeful that the United States and Mexico can reach an accord to avoid U.S. tariffs being applied on Mexican goods over immigration.

In an interview with Bloomberg, he said he is concerned and anxious over the fact that tariffs may interfere with ratification of the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement for trade.

Mexican officials met with their U.S. counterparts for talks in Washington on Wednesday aimed at reaching a deal to stave off the imposition of U.S. tariffs on Mexican goods next week, even as their government prepared to retaliate if duties go ahead.

Reporting by Rama Venkat in Bengaluru; Editing by James Dalgleish

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