MEXICO CITY (AP) -- Mexico says it will increase tariffs on a total of 99 U.S. products to pressure Washington to lift a ban on Mexican trucks entering the United States.

Last year, Mexico added tariffs to 89 products after the U.S. canceled a pilot program that allowed some Mexican trucks to transport goods into the United States.

The Economy Department says it will release the list of 99 industrial and agricultural products later this week.

The department said in a statement Monday the measure will affect about $2.5 billion in trade.

A pilot program begun in 2007 that allowed a few Mexican trucks beyond a border buffer zone ended last week when President Barack Obama signed a sweeping government bill that barred spending on it.

Copyright 2010 The AP.

Recommended for you