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Mexico could pull back on cooperation in migration and security matters if the United States walks away from talks to renegotiate the North American Free Trade Agreement, the Mexican economy minister said in a newspaper report published on Thursday.
Ildefonso Guajardo, who will take part in the first round of NAFTA talks with U.S. and Canadian officials in Washington on Wednesday, told the Reforma daily that new tariffs on Mexican exports to the United States were unacceptable.
"If they do not treat [us] well commercially, they should not expect us to treat them well by containing the migration that comes from other regions of the world and crosses Mexico," Guajardo said. "Or they should not expect to be treated well in collaboration with security issues in the region."
it's time to blow this NAFTA deal to smithereens
originally posted by: enlightenedservant
a reply to: Tempter
Mexico is our 2nd largest trade partner for exports and our 3rd largest trade partner for imports. That means that out of every other country on the planet, only 1 other country buys more American goods & services than Mexico (Canada) and we only buy more goods & services from 2 other countries (China and Canada). The numbers are so big that Mexican consumers, businesses, and organizations spend almost as much money on American goods and services as the entire European Union combined (HERE).
Getting rid of NAFTA would harm our exporters tremendously. And any type of war against Mexico would be disastrous for us economically, but particularly a trade war. You should probably take a look at the things we actually import from Mexico before going any further (here's a link to get you started).
I thought you guys were supposed to be pro-business? Or at least good at business? Launching trade wars with your biggest trade partners is just stupid.
originally posted by: SailorJerry
a reply to: Lumenari
I agree but to try to do BOTH of these things at once with the China Trade war is a mistake
Conservative libertarian here.
So youre telling me not only are we going to go into a trade war with tariffs on China.
Were also going to shake up the NAFTA deal with Mexico.
I agree that the deals we are getting arent the greatest, but we need to leave trade alone with Mexico and just work on the border control
We get screwed by Mexico along with the Tariffs and the US is NOT going to like the aftermath
Trump is trying to fight a war on too many fronts, that usually results in being over run.