U.S. calls off tariffs on Mexican imports

United States
Published:  12 June, 2019

The U.S. President Donald Trump has called off his plan to go ahead with tariffs on imported Mexican products as both nations are said to have reached an agreement on immigration issues.

The U.S. had threatened to impose 5% tariffs on all Mexican goods imported to the country, rising to 25% by the end of October if Mexico did not agree on measures to halt immigration from Central America. Reportedly, under the agreement, both countries are to establish a system along the entire shared border to send migrants seeking asylum in the U.S. back to Mexico while they await adjudication. In a joint statement, they said both countries have taken "unprecedented" steps to curb irregular migration and human trafficking, to "strengthen bilateral co-operation" over border security, including "co-ordinated actions" and information sharing.

Source: BBC/The Guardian