Funds for the construction of the wall on the U.S. border and Mexico will be collected with the introduction of a 20% tax on imports of Mexican goods.
This was reported by press Secretary of the White house Sean Spicer, reports republic.ru citing The Washington Post.
“By adopting this measure, we will receive $10 billion a year and easily pay for the wall only with the help of this mechanism. We really intend to use this financing scheme,” said the spokesman.
Spicer added that the relevant idea of the President of the United States Donald trump voiced in Congress. He plans to include this tax in the overall plan of reform.
Earlier it was reported that the President of Mexico, Enrique peña Thursday canceled a scheduled meeting with his American counterpart Donald trump on a background of persistent tweets from the US President demanding from Mexico to pay for the construction of a border wall.
We will remind, the President of the United States Donald trump on January 25 signed a decree on the construction of a wall on the border with Mexico and a tougher policy towards irregular migrants.