US President Donald Trump has accused the Mexican government of failing to do enough to crack down on the surge of Central American migrants who have been flowing to the US in search of asylum from countries including El Salvador, Honduras and Guatemala. Photo: Reuters

Donald Trump hitting Mexico with 5 per cent tariff in response to migrants

  • In a surprise announcement that could hijack a major trade deal, the US president announced that he is slapping a tariff on all Mexican imports
  • He said the 5 per cent tariff will gradually increase ‘until the illegal immigration problem is remedied’
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US President Donald Trump has accused the Mexican government of failing to do enough to crack down on the surge of Central American migrants who have been flowing to the US in search of asylum from countries including El Salvador, Honduras and Guatemala. Photo: Reuters
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Hopes of a deal to end the trade war evaporated earlier this month, amid mutual recriminations, and no new talks have been scheduled since the 11th round ended on May 10. Photo: EPA

US ‘wholly responsible’ for lack of new trade war talks with China due to ‘contradictory’ statements

  • China’s Ministry of Commerce spokesman Gao Feng also questions the ‘sincerity’ of the United States after talks broke down at the start of May
  • US President Donald Trump said this week that the US ‘wasn’t ready’ to make a deal with China during a state visit to Japan
Topic |   US-China trade war

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Hopes of a deal to end the trade war evaporated earlier this month, amid mutual recriminations, and no new talks have been scheduled since the 11th round ended on May 10. Photo: EPA
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