Donald Trump says tariffs on Mexico suspended after agreement reached on migration


Trump made the announcement only hours after returning from Europe and following several days of intense and sometimes hard negotiations between officials from the two countries in Washington.

Mexico has agreed to "immediately" start buying products from United States farmers, said President Donald Trump in the wake of the deal the two nations signed amid a row over tariffs and immigration.

On June 6, Mexico offered to send up to 6,000 members of its national guard to secure its southern border with Guatemala, in a bid to curb the rising influx of illegal immigrants.

Pompeo is praising Mexican Foreign Minister Marcelo Ebrard after three days of negotiations. "This is being done to greatly reduce, or eliminate, illegal immigration coming from Mexico and into the USA".

But Democrats denounced Trump for taking the United States and Mexico to the brink. The country also promises to take steps to "dismantle human smuggling and trafficking organizations as well as their illicit financial and transportation networks".

Frustrated by a recent surge of migrants that has overwhelmed US resources on its southern border, Trump had used the threat of tariffs to pressure Mexico into making concessions.

"We are deeply disappointed by the Administration's expansion of its failed Remain-in-Mexico policy, which violates the rights of asylum seekers under USA law and fails to address the root causes of Central American migration", Pelosi said in the statement. The denial was even reportedly made to Richard Grenell, America's ambassador to Germany, who is the most senior openly gay person in Trump's administration and who is leading a worldwide push to decriminalize homosexuality.

U.S. President Donald Trump said on Friday that he has indefinitely suspended the threat of tariffs against Mexico after reaching "a signed agreement" on immigration.

Effect of potential Mexico tariffs on US companies
China retaliated on Friday with new tariffs on American imports after the Trump administration elevated tariffs on Chinese goods . The U.S. -Mexican talks begin on Monday with a meeting between Mexican Economy Secretary Graciela Marquez and U.S.

It also marks a sharp reversal from an announcement made earlier yesterday by White House spokeswoman Sarah Sanders.

The deal averts a five per cent tariff on all Mexican goods that was due to start on Monday.

Mr Trump said on Thursday he would decide later this month whether to hit Beijing with tariffs on an additional list of US$300 billion in Chinese goods.

Some 132 thousand would-be migrants were stopped on the US Mexico border in May - the highest monthly total for thirteen years.

The tariffs would have clobbered Mexico's economy, which is integrated with the U.S. and Canada under the North American Free Trade Agreement, with experts warning of a recession and Fitch rating service already downgrading Mexico's credit rating.

The two countries began their meeting on June 5 for discussions led by Vice President Mike Pence in Washington.

Migrants who are in the United States awaiting asylum will now be sent back to Mexico until their cases are resolved.

Mexico President Andrés Manuel López Obrador says Mexico will not respond to US President Donald Trump's threat of coercive tariffs with desperation, but instead push for dialogue, during his daily press conference at the National Palace, in Mexico City, Mexico, May 31, 2019.