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Trump says more to come in U.S.-Mexico deal despite denials

Trump says more to come in U.S.-Mexico deal despite denials

Some said Mr. Trump's threats in direction of Mexico, a shut American ally, would possibly maybe maybe maybe maybe ship a message that trade wars are winnable and that the president is no longer going to lend a hand down against China.

Not so, said Mexican Foreign Secretary Marcelo Ebrard, holding up a paper and pointing to the previously announced details.

"Now that we've gotten the threat of tariffs out of the way, I hope that Speaker Pelosi will put that on the House floor, " he said.

The plan to levy tariffs came to a halt after Mexico and the United States reached an agreement to curb illegal immigration.

"We trust that the measures we have proposed will be successful", Ebrard said. Mexico's leaders showed they weren't willing to play along. In a series of tweets on Tuesday, Trump alleged that Europe is devaluing the Euro.

The agreement between the two countries, announced by Trump on June 7, is the result of three days of intensive negotiations in Washington and includes the expansion of the Migrant Protection Protocols program, which sends migrants seeking asylum in the United States to Mexico while their cases are being processed.

A safe third country agreement would need to be approved by Mexican lawmakers and it is unclear whether it would win support given the idea's unpopularity. And in here is everything you want to talk about. "People can disagree with the tactics (but) Mexico came to the table with real proposals", he said on Fox. The move late Friday deflated tensions with Mexico and, as far as Canada is concerned, clears a path for the U.S. -Mexico-Canada trade agreement to move forward, Canadian Finance Minister Bill Morneau said Sunday on Bloomberg TV. López Obrador and Ebrard clearly don't think they just extended the status quo; they're both telling the media that they now have to produce some significant reductions or get forced into adopting a North American standard on asylum that they have bitterly opposed until now. "But that is what there is here". Democrats have pushed Mexico to pass and swiftly implement labor reforms that would, among other things, allow workers there to vote for union representation with a closed ballot.

Discussions would take place with Brazil, Panama and Guatemala - the countries now used by migrants as transit points - to see if they could share the burden of processing asylum claims.

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Mexico will also require that asylum seekers remain in the country while their claims are prosecuted in the US. The administration has yet to reveal the details of any such provision, and Mexican officials say no agreement on farm goods was reached as part of the talks.

This isn't the first time that Trump has raised the issue of tariffs on wine - he had tweeted about French wine back in November 2018.

U.S. producers complain that French wines get to United States shelves "for nothing", he said, adding that "it's not fair and we'll do something about it".

Trump has spent the days since Friday's announcement defending the scope of the deal.

Meanwhile, the agreement with Mexico is not a done deal.

Under the agreement, Mexico will rapidly expand a programme under which migrants applying for asylum in the United States wait out the process in Mexico.

Trump said on Friday Mexico's government had reached a deal with the United States to avert a tariff war by pledging to take "strong measures" to contain the migration of mostly Central Americans crossing the southern US border.

The catalyst for that shift is clearly nothing else but the threat of tariffs.