Mexican sales tax hike is seen driving consumers north, boosting US border cities

  • Article by: ELLIOT SPAGAT , Associated Press
  • Updated: December 31, 2013 - 3:15 PM

CHULA VISTA, Calif. — Mexican license plates are common in parking lots of shopping malls in U.S. border cities. They will be even more familiar after Mexico raises its federal sales tax in border regions to match the rest of the country, say merchants and shoppers.

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