Mexican truckers seek $6 billion from U.S.
Mexican trucking companies are reportedly seeking $6 billion in damages from the United States because of a refusal to allow Mexican rigs operate on U.S. roads.
The Wall Street Journal said the complaint by Canacar, a Mexican trade association of about 4,500 trucking companies, was filed with the U.S. State Department in April under a provision in the North American Free Trade Agreement, but was not publicized until this week.
In March Congress inserted a provision in the Omnibus Appropriations Act canceling a pilot program that allowed some Mexican trucks to move goods in the United States.
Mexico said the U.S. decision violates a provision of the NAFTA that was supposed to have allowed cross-border trucking years ago.
Mexico then retaliated by boosting tariffs on about 90 different types of U.S. agricultural and industrial products.