Trump calls French wine tariffs unfair, vows to 'do something' about it


This comes as Mexico is stepping up efforts to slow migration from Central America to avoid USA tariffs.

In total, there are 39 new cars and trucks built by USA companies in Mexico and imported to the States. However, if for some unknown reason there is not, we can always go back to our previous, very profitable, position of Tariffs - But I don't believe that will be necessary.

Central american migrants cross the Suchiate river from Tecun Uman, in Guatemala, to Ciudad Hidalgo, as seen from Ciudad Hidalgo, Mexico, June 11, 2019. While talking with reporters Monday, the president brandished a sheet of paper and identified it as the agreement in question - but refused to share details of what it contained.

Contrary to Mexico's foreign minister Marcelo Ebrard's comments of no secret deal with the USA, as reported by New York Times, Jabin Botsford, Staff Photographer at The Washington Post, and VICE news, gave details of the deal waved at them recently.

Mr Trump had agreed to a 45-day time-frame to prove Mexico has been effective in controlling illegal immigration. A photo tweeted by Washington Post photographer Jabin Botsford shows that the document contains references to "a regional approach to burden-sharing in relation to the processing of refugee status claims to migrants" and plans to designate Mexico a "safe third country" for refugees. -Mexican border say they are fleeing violence and repression.

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Asked by VOA why - if there was such an agreement - Mexico is denying it, Trump replied: "I don't think they'll be denying it very long".

Trump had threatened to impose a 5% tariff on Mexican products arriving in the US starting this week, but backed off when Mexico pledged to ramp up efforts to block migrants from Honduras, El Salvador and Guatemala heading north to the U.S. Since many travel with children - who can not be held in detention longterm - they are released into the United States to await the resolution of their asylum cases, something the president calls " catch and release".

Mexico has previously withstood calls from Washington to be a safe haven for Central American asylum seekers crossing the country heading to the US.

It also mentioned "45 days" and said Mexico agreed to examine its laws regarding the introduction an agreement on asylum seekers into the US. "Right here is the agreement, it's very simple". To meet its commitments to Washington, Mexican migration facilities in the south need to be revamped, he said.

"Agriculture is a significant piece of the global economy and it simply doesn't make sense to leave it out", US Senator Chuck Grassley, the chairman of the tax and trade-focused Senate Finance Committee, said in April.