Five ways Trump’s Mexican tariffs could damage his agenda

Mexico launched a counter-nasty next to the threat of US tariffs on Monday, warning not only that it would hurt the economies of both countries, but could also bring a quarter of a million more people from Central America to migrate north.
A high-level delegation from the Mexican government held a press conference at the Washington Embassy, arguing against the US president. Donald Trump threats to impose a 5% duty on Mexican imports before June 10.
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It is unclear what Mexico can still do – and what will be enough – to satisfy the president.
As a sign of good faith, Mexico should immediately stop the movement of people and drugs in its country and on the southern border. They can do it if they want! Said Monday Trump in London.
Trump’s Republican allies warn that tariffs on Mexican imports will hit US consumers, hurt the economy and jeopardize the new trade deal between the United States, Mexico and Canada that the White House wants approve by Congress.
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But Mexican Foreign Minister Marcelo Ebrard said on Monday that the two countries’ collaboration was “the best way to do it”.
Mexico said it would only go too far to evade its obligations and absolutely ruled out a “safe third country” agreement that would force asylum seekers to seek asylum in Mexico.
There happens to be a clear limit to what they can discuss, and the limit use to be Mexican dignity, said Mexico’s ambassador to the United States, Martha Barcena.
Barcena said Mexico had taken steps to offer visas to migrants in Mexico and that without Mexico’s efforts, a quarter of a million more migrants could arrive at the US border in 2019.
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Marquez told reporters that his team was assessing potential retaliation in case the diplomatic efforts did not bear fruit this week. We will have to develop a strategic plan to take into account many elements.
Agricultural trade between the United States and Mexico was worth about $ 130 million a day last year, said Mexican Agriculture Secretary Victor Villalobos. A US tariff of 5% would reduce this trade by $ 3.8 million a day, he said.
Trump has been here before, issuing large-scale threats, so as not to lose control of the situation.
Trump says Mexico has been profiting from the United States for decades, but the abuse will end when slapping tariffs on Mexican imports. His frustration with the flow of migrants is not new, but it is a subject he often comes across, as he did last week after the rare public statement by special advocate Robert Mueller on the Trump report -Russia.
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Senator John Kennedy of Louisiana, a member of the GOP, called the rates “error” and said it was unlikely Trump would impose them.
Capitol Hill Republicans and GOP allies in the business community have expressed serious unease over tariffs. Some consider the latter threat as a game of leverage and doubt that Trump will follow. Earlier this year, Trump had threatened to seal the border with Mexico only to change course.
Florida GOP Senator Marco Rubio tweeted that the situation at the border was “unsustainable”. But he said he “hoped it could be solved” without Trump using his authority to impose tariffs.
Republicans have tried to eradicate Trump, repeatedly, from trade wars and have particularly questioned the White House’s ability to rely on executive authorities to impose some of them on national security issues.
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Mulvaney, who also appeared on “Meet the Press” on NBC, said Mexico could take various measures to reduce the record number of migrants to the border.
He suggested that the Mexican government could seal its southern border with Guatemala, crack down on national terrorist organizations and make Mexico a safe place for migrants seeking asylum.
Economists and business groups are sounding the alarm against tariffs, warning that they will hurt trade and increase the cost of many Mexican products that Americans are now relying on.
But Mulvaney downplayed these fears, saying he feared companies would pass the costs on to buyers. US consumers will not pay for the burden of these tariffs.
It is worth noting that shortly before the announcement of the introduction of duties, Trump in his Twitter announced that a record-high group of illegal migrants from Mexico was detained in Texas.
Yesterday, border guards detained the largest group of illegal migrants in the entire history 1,036 people who illegally crossed the border into El Paso, the US president wrote.
Trump has consistently advocated reducing illegal migration. So, on his initiative, on the border with Mexico, the United States is building a wall. This topic causes political disputes in the country and even led to the longest in the history of the shatdaun a situation where the congress does not accept the budget proposed by the president, thereby blocking government funding.
In Mexico, warned about the serious consequences of the introduction of duties. The country’s Deputy Foreign Minister Jesus Sid promised to respond to Trump’s decision.
If this threat comes true, the consequences will be the hardest, and Mexico will not sit idly by when the process of ratification of the new trade agreement (between Canada, Mexico and the United States. RT) is underway.
Mexico will send a delegation led by the foreign minister to negotiate fees, said President Andres Manuel.
It is suggested that you give instructions to your civil servants to accept representatives of the government headed by the Minister of Foreign Affairs, who will go to Washington tomorrow to reach an agreement advantageous for both countries.