8 Jun 2019

Trump suspends Mexican imports tariff in migrants deal

Donald Trump has suspended his threat to impose tariffs on Mexican imports after Mexico agreed to stem the flow of migrants to the United States.

Five per cent tariffs were due to kick in on Monday but after three days of talks, Mexico agreed to process asylum claims on its own soil from people fleeing violent central American countries like Guatemala, Honduras and El Salvador. But was it that, or pressure from his own party which prompted the president to strike a deal? Harry Smith reports.