Mexico and U.S. gear up for tariff talks as Trump doubles down on threat

Reuters | June 03, 2019

Mexico and U.S. gear up for tariff talks as Trump doubles down on threat
Mexican and U.S. officials were preparing on Sunday for upcoming talks aimed at averting a major trade clash after U.S. President Donald Trump vowed to impose punitive tariffs on all Mexican goods in an intensifying dispute over migration. Mexican Economy Minister Graciela Marquez said on Sunday she would meet with U.S. Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross in Washington on Monday, as the two governments begin holding talks to resolve the issue in the U.S. capital in the coming week. Trump says he will apply tariffs of 5% on Mexican goods on June 10 if Mexico does not halt the flow of illegal immigration, largely from Central America, across the U.S.-Mexican border.The U.S. president lashed out on Twitter on Sunday morning, calling Mexico an “abuser of the United States, taking but never giving,” and repeating his tariff threats. He doubled down a few hours later.

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Barrow is the northernmost community in the United States, at the base of the Point Barrow peninsula and is bordered by the Chukchi and Beaufort seas of the Arctic Ocean. It is a small rural community 320 miles above the Arctic Circle and within the North Slope Borough (NSB), the largest municipality in the United States. Barrow is facing issues common to many small towns across the United States, such as aging infrastructure and government revenues that do not keep pace with need. However, Barrow is truly unlike other communities. Its remote location makes access and transportation logistically difficult and expensive. It is considered to be one of the coldest and driest places in the United States, with an annual average temperature of about 12 degrees Fahrenheit (°F) and less than five inches of annual precipitation. Barrow is also the borough seat of government where diverse issues converge, among them Native Iñupiat subsistence rights, oil and gas development activity and study of climate change in the Arctic. 1.1 Purpose of the Barrow Comprehensive Plan The Barrow Comprehensive Plan is a long-range document intended to guide the physical and economic growth and development of Barrow and its Area of Influence (Figure 1) over the next 20 years, through 2035. The plan is a consolidated, cohesive and coordinated approach to community planning that can guide decision making for preservation, investment and development of future community resources and infrastructure. Community residents, major landowners, public officials and government staff among others have participated in the comprehensive planning process.

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Barrow is the northernmost community in the United States, at the base of the Point Barrow peninsula and is bordered by the Chukchi and Beaufort seas of the Arctic Ocean. It is a small rural community 320 miles above the Arctic Circle and within the North Slope Borough (NSB), the largest municipality in the United States. Barrow is facing issues common to many small towns across the United States, such as aging infrastructure and government revenues that do not keep pace with need. However, Barrow is truly unlike other communities. Its remote location makes access and transportation logistically difficult and expensive. It is considered to be one of the coldest and driest places in the United States, with an annual average temperature of about 12 degrees Fahrenheit (°F) and less than five inches of annual precipitation. Barrow is also the borough seat of government where diverse issues converge, among them Native Iñupiat subsistence rights, oil and gas development activity and study of climate change in the Arctic. 1.1 Purpose of the Barrow Comprehensive Plan The Barrow Comprehensive Plan is a long-range document intended to guide the physical and economic growth and development of Barrow and its Area of Influence (Figure 1) over the next 20 years, through 2035. The plan is a consolidated, cohesive and coordinated approach to community planning that can guide decision making for preservation, investment and development of future community resources and infrastructure. Community residents, major landowners, public officials and government staff among others have participated in the comprehensive planning process.