Wednesday, 19 June, 2019


Trump Nixes Plans For Mexican Import Tariffs After Reaching Immigration Deal

Tariff Temper Tantrum: Trump “Created a Fake Crisis & Has Announced a Fake Solution” with Mexico Trump Nixes Plans For Mexican Import Tariffs After Reaching Immigration Deal
Bennie Garza | 12 June, 2019, 05:42

"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".

In our editorial last week, we said, "If Trump's tariff threat gets Mexico to sign such [a safe-third-country] agreement, we will be the first to congratulate him on his successful brinkmanship".

Part of the agreement requires approval by the Mexican Congress... 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.

Trump said Mexico "has agreed to take strong measures to stem the tide of migration through Mexico, and to our southern border".

A major sticking point in last week's talks was a US demand that Mexico be declared a "safe third country" for asylum seekers, requiring them to seek refuge in Mexico if they passed through the country on the way to the United States.

"I hope so, I think all Americans hope that this strategy of holding these countries' feet to the fire and using American leverage, we clearly had leverage over Mexico and that's how Trump scored a big victory", Stephen Moore said.

Contrary to Mexico's foreign minister Marcelo Ebrard's comments of no secret deal with the U.S., 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. Texas Gov. Greg Abbot (R) applauded Trump for "trying to address this emergency" at the border, but said that he opposed the implementation of tariffs "due to the harm it would inflict on the Texas economy".

Speaking later on CNBC, Trump said the secret provision was "a very powerful tool".

"Mexico is doing a great job at the border, really helping us", he said Tuesday. Okay? If they bring the numbers way down, we won't have to, but this is my option, ' he said.

If, after 45 days, the USA government "determines at its discretion" that the results aren't enough, the document says, "the Government of Mexico will take all necessary steps under domestic law to bring the agreement into force".

Economists had warned the pain of Trump's threatened tariffs - which were to start at five percent Monday and rise incrementally to 25 percent by October - and Mexican retaliatory measures would have been acute for both countries, with potentially global spillover. "Right here is the agreement, it's very simple".

He continued to hammer the point that until recently there was no arrangement with Mexico.

However, he appeared to backtrack Monday, saying the deployment would happen "as quickly as possible".

"The New York Times wrote a story like I already made the deal, it's nonsense, we talked about it for months and months and they wouldn't get there and we just said, hey look if you don't get there we're just going to have to charge you hundreds of billions of dollars in taxes", Trump said.

A section of the US-Mexico border fence seen from Tijuana, in Baja California state, Mexico, on March 26, 2019.

Recommended

loading...
...
  • Rain postpones Monster Energy Series race at MI

    Rain postpones Monster Energy Series race at MI

    The FireKeepers Casino 400 at Michigan International Speedway will have to wait another day to be run. Last year's June race at MI was shortened by rain, but it ended on Sunday as planned.
    Minnesota Vikings who should have been extended before Kyle Rudolph

    Minnesota Vikings who should have been extended before Kyle Rudolph

    Rudolph ranks first in team history among tight ends in touchdowns, third in receptions and third in yards. Expect the detailed terms of the deal to include more of Rob Brzezinski's trademark cap maneuvering.
    How to Choose the Best Tennis Racket

    How to Choose the Best Tennis Racket

    It’s worth familiarising yourself with these categories, as it makes it easier to predict how any given racket will respond. By being less taught and more elastic, you can benefit from a better feel for the ball, and as a result, more power over it.
  • Bedroom light at night might cause women weight gain

    Bedroom light at night might cause women weight gain

    Sleeping with a small night light on, for example, wasn't associated with weight gain, but sleeping with the television on was. That being said, a direct link between artificial light in a bedroom and overall weight gain is still a bit startling to see.
    HTC Announced a New Phone Today

    HTC Announced a New Phone Today

    Looking at the rear of the smartphone, HTC has opted for the common vertical dual-camera setup positioned in the top corner. If this isn't sufficient, a separate model with 6GB of RAM and 128GB of storage will also be available to purchase.
    Zelda: Breath of the Wild Sequel in Development for Nintendo Switch

    Zelda: Breath of the Wild Sequel in Development for Nintendo Switch

    If you want more from the 2017 Game of the Year-winner, Nintendo's The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild , you're in luck. The teaser concludes with a message that the game is in development , but a specific release date wasn't given.
  • Nissan sees conflict of interest if Renault director joins reform teams

    Nissan sees conflict of interest if Renault director joins reform teams

    Japan's Jiji news agency earlier quoted Saikawa as saying: "We are preparing for the shareholder meeting and will discuss necessary issues at the appropriate time".
    E3 2019 - At long last, Final Fantasy 8 is getting a remaster

    E3 2019 - At long last, Final Fantasy 8 is getting a remaster

    Following years of rumours and fan requests, it is confirmed that the new game will launch on 3 March 2020 . Surprisingly, we'll get our hands on Final Fantasy VIII Remastered when it releases later this year.

    General Overview of Cisco CCNA R&S Questions and Answers

    In addition to this, they will also build their skills and knowledge levels required to implement WLAN in a small/medium network. At the end of the course, they will also be able to resolve regular issues with EIGRP, STP, and OSPF in IPv4 and IPv6 networks.
  • FIFA Women's World Cup helps unify North and South Korea

    FIFA Women's World Cup helps unify North and South Korea

    Lindsey Horan, Megan Rapinoe, Mallory Pugh and Carli Lloyd had one each. The U.S. team is going into the game as the heavy favorites. You would never say this about a men's team.
    Democrats push new strategy for enforcing Russian Federation  subpoenas

    Democrats push new strategy for enforcing Russian Federation subpoenas

    Some Democrats have said it's now their responsibility to determine whether Trump acted in a way that would provide grounds for impeachment.
    Cheers as Botswana's high court decriminalises gay sex

    Cheers as Botswana's high court decriminalises gay sex

    Of the more than 70 countries in the world that still ban same-sex relations, roughly half are in Africa. The law has been in place since 1965 when it was brought in by the colonial British government.

Alex Morgan has 5 goals as US routs Thailand 13-0 Alex Morgan has 5 goals as US routs Thailand 13-0 The United States, who are the defending champions, will face Thailand to finish out Day 5 and the first round of group matches. Host France opened the World Cup before a sellout crowd in Paris on Friday night with a 4-0 victory over South Korea.

Cristiane hits treble as Brazil cruise to victory Soccer Cristiane hits treble as Brazil cruise to victory Soccer Marta suffered the thigh injury in practice last week but had returned to training Tuesday. Brazil would have won by a bigger margin but for Schneider.

USWNT 13-0 Thailand USWNT 13-0 Thailand Chile should provide United States with a far sterner test on Sunday, while Thailand's next task comes against Sweden . With the 10th goal of the game for the U.S., Morgan added on to her already flawless night by scoring her fourth goal.

Jon Stewart berates House Judiciary Committee over treatment of 9/11 first responders Jon Stewart berates House Judiciary Committee over treatment of 9/11 first responders The Louisiana Republican then predicted the bill would sail through the committee and pass nearly-unanimously through the House. Alvarez told the House Judiciary Subcommittee on Civil Rights and Civil Liberties that, "You all said you would never forget.

Mexico denies Trump's claim of secret concessions in deal Mexico denies Trump's claim of secret concessions in deal It says merely that they will be discussed in three months, "in the event the measures adopted do not have the expected results". Trump had threatened to slap a 5% tariff on all imports from Mexico starting Monday and escalating steadily to 25% by October.

Barcelona superstar Lionel Messi highest earning athlete on $192 million Barcelona superstar Lionel Messi highest earning athlete on $192 million Former world number one Tiger Woods was 11th on the list with $69.3m, which included an estimated $54m in endorsements. The fourth highest earner on the list was WBA, WBC, IBF middleweight champion Saul "Canelo" Alvarez with $94 million.

Nokia 2.2, The Cheapest Smartphone With Android Q Nokia 2.2, The Cheapest Smartphone With Android Q For Cricket Wireless , this is the 2nd phone being offered after the bigger Nokia 3 .1 Plus came to the carrier earlier this year. The Nokia 2 .1 was initially launched in India at a price of Rs 6,999 but was later offered for a discounted amount of Rs. 5,499.

Mozilla CEO: Premium version of Firefox coming this fall Mozilla CEO: Premium version of Firefox coming this fall Mozilla plans to launch a "premium" version of Firefox with a built-in VPN, secure cloud storage, and more. With the above changes at the forefront of its strategy Mozilla has just completed a rebranding operation.

Businesses remain shut on day three of Sudan strike Businesses remain shut on day three of Sudan strike The SPLM joined the alliance of Forces of the Declaration of Freedom and Change, the movement that led protests against Al-Bashir. Speaking from a hotel after arriving in South Sudan's capital, Juba, Arman said on Monday: "I was deported against my will".

The First Offline Date After Online Relationships The First Offline Date After Online Relationships The Date Day: How To Behave When you meet your date offline for the first time, there are many things that can go wrong. That is a very responsible step that will either empower or destroy the already formed relationships.

Gustav Klimt Could Challenge For 2,000 Guineas Gustav Klimt Could Challenge For 2,000 Guineas However, Gustav Klimt bounced back with a fine performance at the Barronstown Stud Irish European Breeders Fund in June last year. Gustav Klimt moved to the inside down the final furlong and found just enough speed to beat out his compatriot Nebo by a head .

Seeyouatmidnight to serve the Scots a Grand National double Seeyouatmidnight to serve the Scots a Grand National double He was runner-up behind Big River in the Edinburgh Gin Handicap Hurdle at Kelso and he then placed third at Newbury in March. Those having a bet on the Grand National will find him available at 16/1 with Paddy Power in the ante-post list.

How to learn English with the news Your main purpose is to master or improve your language skills, so it is not so big deal if you listen to or read something fake. How to learn English through the news It is undeniable that the news is a great source of the words that are used everywhere.

How Technology Has Completely Changed the Way We Spend Money How Technology Has Completely Changed the Way We Spend Money The Rise of Mobile Payments Over the last few years, all of the major mobile innovators have stepped into the mobile payment game. As of 2016, Apple Pay had 12 million monthly users , a figure which is sure to rise substantially in the coming months and years.

Everything You Wanted to Know About Super Nintendo Classic Mini Everything You Wanted to Know About Super Nintendo Classic Mini In the autumn of 2016, the news about the re-release of the 8-bit NES console resounded in the world of the gaming industry. The console can be placed in the palm of your hand, which is very convenient for its storing and carrying around.