Trump Threatens to Put Tariffs on Cars Coming from Mexico
President Trump today threatened to put tariffs on cars coming into the U.S. from Mexico, if Mexico does not do enough to prevent illegal immigration into the U.S. and if it does not crack down on drugs crossing the border.
"Imposing tariffs on cars for this reason would be a huge violation of existing trade rules. What’s more it would be immensely costly for US auto producers and consumers. It’s difficult to see this as a credible threat. The Mexican government will surely view this threat with some skepticism as well as frustration after making significant concessions to Trump on migration last week."
- Duncan Wood
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