Barriers to EU-US Trade

The EU voted to open talks with US representatives on Monday, but both sides are entrenched in their “Take it or leave it” positions. For the US, AG needs to be on the table, but European farmers are afraid of GMOs and chlorine-washed chicken. France will not parlay until the US changes its position on climate change.  So that leaves plenty of time to lob tariff threats back and forth. In other words, business-as-usual.

 

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https://edition.cnn.com/2019/04/13/business/eu-us-trade-talks/index.html

https://www.consilium.europa.eu/en/press/press-releases/2019/04/15/trade-with-the-united-states-council-authorises-negotiations-on-elimination-of-tariffs-for-industrial-goods-and-on-conformity-assessment/

https://www.npr.org/2019/04/16/713908115/trumps-trade-war-forces-volvo-to-shift-gears-in-south-carolina

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