Published: Tue, June 11, 2019
Worldwide | By Isabel Fisher

Mexico Deal Could be Nixed, Tariffs Reinstated, if Migration Doesn't Slow

Mexico Deal Could be Nixed, Tariffs Reinstated, if Migration Doesn't Slow

Ebrard told a news conference on Monday that Trump was referring to possible further measures to pressure countries other than the United States to share the burden.

Acosta had his White House pass temporarily revoked a year ago, after a clash with Trump at a press conference.

"This is the first time we've heard anything like this kind of number of law enforcement being deployed in Mexico to address migration, not just at the southern border, but also on the transportation routes to the northern border and in coordinated patrols in key areas along our southwest border", he said.

"It will be revealed in the not too distant future and will need a vote by Mexico's legislative body", Mr Trump tweeted.

"We do not anticipate a problem with the vote", he added, "but, if for any reason the approval is not forthcoming, Tariffs will be reinstated!"

Speaking Monday morning on the CNBC cable channel that focuses on business news, Trump characterized the undisclosed provision as "another powerful tool" to control the surge of Central American migrants headed to the United States, something the US has been "trying to get from Mexico for 20 years".

"I think the cold, hard reality is, even though nearly none of my members were enthusiastic about the prospect of tariffs, you have to give the president credit - it worked", McConnell said, according to Politico. "It is an immigration agreement, not a commercial one". "It was all done because of the tariffs and because of the relationship we have with Mexico", the president told reporters at the White House.

"We will evaluate this literally daily", Pompeo said.

Stung by criticism that the agreement mostly ramps up border protection efforts already underway, Trump on Monday hinted at other, secret agreements he says will soon be revealed.

European Union import duties on wine are higher than U.S. tariffs on European wines, including those from France, but EU consumers buy less of the American product. "And it's another very powerful tool in addition to the very powerful tools we got".

It's understandable that this is sensitive in Mexico, and that even if there is a secret deal, officials would try to obscure it. Officials have denounced the idea of holding asylum seekers from Central America on Mexican soil. France is a major wine producer but as part of the 28-member block does not set its own trade policy or tariffs. Following the deal, these tariffs have now been suspended. He said the US will likely have a good sense of its effectiveness in a month to 45 days.

Mexican Foreign Minister Marcelo Ebrard dismissed talk of a side deal, and Secretary of State Mike Pompeo declined to settle matters.

Mexico will also require that asylum seekers remain in the country while their claims are prosecuted in the US.

"We would start conversations about what they would like, which is for Mexico to become a safe third country", Ebrard said on a Mexican radio programme.

"The Tariffs scheduled to be implemented by the USA on Monday, against Mexico, are hereby indefinitely suspended".

"Another false report in the Failing @nytimes".

- President Trump renewed his promise to "do something" about French wine tariffs during a phone interview with CNBC on Monday, calling the tariff on American wine imposed by the French government "unfair".

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