President Trump mulls tariffs on French wine unless European Union reduces own duties

President Trump mulls tariffs on French wine unless European Union reduces own duties

"We have fully signed and documented another very important part of the Immigration and Security deal with Mexico, one that the USA has been asking about getting for many years".

Instead, Ebrard said during a press conference in Mexico City Monday, if the deal announced Friday does not begin to drive down migrant numbers in the next 45 days, officials will open up new discussions in which the US will again push for the safe third country measure and Mexico will propose establishing a regional refuge system in conjunction with the United Nations and the governments of Guatemala, Panama and Brazil - three countries that are often starting points for migrants headed to the U.S. He said only that there were "a number of commitments made" and both the USA and Mexico are now on the clock to prove they can shut off the flow of people.

Hernandez did not say how many troops would be deployed, but it has been reported that 6,000 are being sent to Mexico's southern border.

Illegal border crossings on Mexico's northern border with the US have been on the rise again after reaching a low in US President Donald Trump's first year in office. That demand was put on the table again by U.S. negotiators last week, but was not accepted by Mexico.

"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.

"We have been trying to get some of these Border Actions for a long time, as have other administrations, but were not able to get them, or get them in full, until our signed agreement with Mexico", he wrote, claiming that if former President Barack Obama had made the deals he has, "the Corrupt Media would be hailing them as Incredible, & a National Holiday would be immediately declared". He did not offer more details. "It's all done. They have to get approval", Trump told reporters Monday at the White House, noting that the approval would come from Mexico's legislative body.

Trump announced on May 30 that a 5 per cent tariff on all Mexican imports to the USA would go into effect on June 10 and eventually increase to as much as 25 per cent by October. The Mexican peso was up more than 2% against the dollar but major risks remain for the currency.

The president also did not dismiss the idea of possibly imposing tariffs in the future, but said he doesn't think it will be needed.

Asylum seekers from El Salvador and Honduras first pass through Guatemala when fleeing their homes, while Cubans and Haitians often fly first to Panama before heading to the United States through Mexico. Migrants from African countries regularly fly to Brazil before making the arduous journey north.

"What I would say is that, even now, we are the second [-largest] buyer of the USA grains and meat and this", Bárcena Coqui said.

In a further sign the deal is a work-in-progress, Ebrard said Mexico and the U.S. would hold talks with Guatemala, Panama, Brazil and the United Nations refugee agency on additional measures to control migration, because the solution "has to be regional".

"In the meeting with the vice president of the United States, they were insistent on the safe third-country issue", Ebrard told a press conference.

"High tariff rates constitute the single most restrictive barrier to United States wine exports", the group says on its website. "For American businesses, they introduce significant uncertainty: it is hard to make investment decisions in the face of continual threats of new tariffs, even if many of them may not ultimately be enacted".

Mexico had no specific target for the reduction of migrant numbers, Ebrard said.

USA equity futures climbed on Monday together with stocks in Europe and Asia after Trump suspended plans for punitive tariffs on Mexican imports.



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