Trump announces tariff-avoiding deal with Mexico

Trucks wait in queue for border customs control at the Otay border crossing in Tijuana

Trump calls off tariffs on Mexico after deal on migration Trucks wait in queue for border customs control at the Otay border crossing in Tijuana

Last week, Trump said Washington would impose a 5 percent tariff on all goods imported from Mexico beginning on June 10, adding that the duties would go up to 25 percent by October unless the United States southern neighbor quelled the illegal immigration crisis. Trump said Mexico wasn't doing enough to stop the migration of Central Americans to the southern U.S border.

The United States and Mexico will continue discussions on illegal immigration and if the measures in the agreement "do not have the expected results, they will take further actions" and announce them within 90 days. "The Tariffs scheduled to be implemented by the USA on Monday, against Mexico, are hereby indefinitely suspended", he tweeted.

She also said President Trump secured an unprecedented commitment from Mexico to stem of the tide of illegal immigration, calling it an example of leadership for the nation. @realDonaldTrump has announced that he has cut a deal to "greatly reduce, or eliminate, Illegal Immigration coming from Mexico and into the United States, '" Schumer tweeted.

Meanwhile, Mexico had prepared a list of possible retaliatory tariffs targeting U.S. products from agricultural and industrial states that voted for Trump with an eye toward the president's 2020 re-election bid. "Thanks to all the people who have supported us, showing Mexico's greatness".

However, one of the main USA demands - that Mexico agree to becoming a "safe third country" for asylum seekers - remained a key topic during Friday's talks, those monitoring the situation said.

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"Mexico will try very hard, and if they do that, this will be a very successful agreement for both the United States and Mexico!"

"Thanks to the support of all Mexicans, we were able to avoid tariffs on Mexican products exported to the U.S.", tweeted Lopez Obrador, who since his election previous year has tried studiously not to antagonise Trump.

That's because, as three diplomats tell NBC News, the State Department has rejected their requests to do so.

The United States slapped tariffs of up to 25% on $200 billion in Chinese imports last month, prompting Beijing to levy its own tariffs on $60 billion in American goods. He said this week the two would go over what was discussed with the Mexican delegation, then Trump would make a final decision on giving the tariff order.

In the joint statement, the USA and Mexico said they would continue discussions and could announce further measures if the plan does not lead to "the expected results".

Global markets have been roiled in recent months by the Trump administration's aggressive use of tariffs to assert United States economic power, fanning concern about the stability of multilateral institutions that grew up after World War II.

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