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AFPM responds to proposed Mexico tariffs

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Hydrocarbon Engineering,

The President and CEO of the American Fuel & Petrochemical Manufacturers (AFPM), Chet Thompson, has made the following statement regarding the US Administration’s announcement of tariffs on products made in Mexico:

“Imposing tariffs on Mexican products, particularly crude oil, could raise energy prices for US consumers, disadvantage the US refining industry and jeopardise passage of USMCA — all bad outcomes. We thus urge the President not to pursue energy tariffs against one of our most important trading partners.”

President Trump recently vowed to impose a tariff on all goods entering the US from Mexico, starting at 5% and increasing monthly until the surge of undocumented immigrants from across the border subsides.

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