Published On: Fri, Jun 7th, 2019

Trump withdraws tariff plan for Mexico following deal reached

United States President Donald Trump announced Friday dropping tariff plans for Mexico after the two nations reached a deal in related to immigration flow through southern border.

He said, “I am pleased to inform you that The United States of America has reached a signed agreement with Mexico… The Tariffs scheduled to be implemented by the US on Monday, against Mexico, are hereby indefinitely suspended.”

Mexico agreed to expand national guard deployment throughout the country and priority will be given to the southern border.

In recent past Trump has repeatedly criticized Mexico for failing to prevent Central American migrants from traversing the country to take entries to the US.

Trump has threatened a 5 percent tariff on all Mexican imports to the US and the rate to increase to 25 percent by October.

Texas Republican Representative Kevin Brady said, “I look forward to working with the administration and my colleagues in the House and Senate to pass USMCA without delay so that American companies and workers can reap the benefits of this updated and modernized agreement.”

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Mexico said the deal was reached following days of talks with the US. On Friday the two nationsl had 12 hours of discussions.

According to Mexico foreign minister Marcelo Ebrard the deal was some middle point.

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