MEXICO CITY, April 6 Mexico has extended until
October a 15 percent tariff on 97 separate steel products
imported from countries with which it does not share a free
trade agreement, including China, the official government
gazette said on Thursday.
The tariff was first raised in 2015 to protect local
producers, but has since been extended three times. Mexico's
Economy Ministry said in the gazette that a continued global
steel glut had necessitated extension of the tariff.
Local steel industry representatives had asked for the
tariff to be extended to protect against cheap Chinese imports.
(Reporting by Ana Isabel Martinez; Editing by Toni Reinhold)