Mexico Willing to Use Import Tools to Fight Food Inflation

July 23, 2021, 7:36 PM

Mexico is analyzing an increase in import quotas for food items including corn to help slow inflation if it doesn’t ease as expected, according to the nation’s top trade official.

The country is studying measures to increase market competition, just as it did for products including chicken, pork, beef and gas, Mexican Economy Minister Tatiana Clouthier said in an interview in Washington on Friday.

Inflation “has to do with the demand happening not only in Mexico, but in the world,” Clouthier said. “We talked to the central bank a week ago, and we’re following closely to see what other things ...

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