Mexico said on Monday that it will complain to the WTO over the USA measures, saying that it violates the organization's agreement on safeguards by not having been adopted in accordance with the procedures provided, in addition to violating the General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade.
Mexico said on Monday it will file a complaint with the World Trade Organization (WTO) over U.S. tariffs on its steel and aluminium.
US President Donald Trump today slammed China and America's two neighbours - Canada and Mexico - for unfair trade practices, which he said is unacceptable.
Mexico filed the complaint after Trump decided not to extend a temporary exemption granted in March to the EU, Canada and Mexico.
The U.S. tariffs have been condemned by nations across the world, with Canada last week announcing it will impose tariffs on as much as C$16.6 billion ($12.8 billion) of U.S. steel, aluminum and other products from July 1.
And shortly after the USA tariffs took effect last week, Europe's top trade commissioner said the European Union also will now consider "rebalancing measures".More news: SpaceX SES 12 launch lights up the night
Other US allies have also reacted with fury and retaliation, with fears building of a global trade war.
Malmström said that imbalances are about more than just trade and tariffs.
Meanwhile, the White House said that the recently concluded trade negotiations in China focused on reducing the US' trade deficit by facilitating the supply of agricultural and energy products to meet China's growing consumption needs, which will help support growth and employment in the United States.
Ties between Washington and Mexico City have also been strained over immigration.
The trade gap is thus not shrinking as quickly as President Trump had hoped, despite his imposition of steel and aluminium tariffs in March.