Analysis

Energy Cos. Unnerved By Trump's Mexico Border Tax Talk

By Keith Goldberg (February 9, 2017, 6:22 PM EST) -- President Donald Trump's recent vow to impose import taxes on Mexican goods to pay for a border wall is stoking concerns among energy firms that have cashed in on increasing Mexican demand for U.S. natural gas and petroleum products, and could chill new investment in cross-border infrastructure if Trump follows through on his threat, experts say.

The Trump administration has floated a 20 percent border tax to pay for a wall on the U.S.-Mexico border, potentially as a condition to renegotiating the North American Free Trade Agreement between the U.S., Mexico and Canada. That has the potential to upset cross-border trade...

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