Quotes from the news wire:
The U.S. president is taking trade decisions that are in total violation of the WTO rules, that was the case with these Mexican tariffs. The notion that you put a tariff because there are too many people crossing the border is just miles away from any letter and spirit of the WTO agreement. Which is why I qualify this as hostage-taking.
My reaction is it seems that hostage-taking works. That's my reaction, if there's a rule of law, it's because people believe it's better than the law of the jungle. And many people don't like the law of the jungle because some are strong, some are weak, and they don't want the strong to always step on the weak.
I can understand that from his side but he has to think about the impact of this on the continent, i am quite convinced that at the end of the day, if you want a proper balanced, win-win relationship in the future, starting with tax competition is not the right way psychologically to prepare this negotiation.