Skip to comments.US tariffs on autos not mentioned in talks, EU trade chief says
Posted on 01/16/2020 9:02:19 PM PST by Olog-hai
US threats to impose tariffs on European autos did not come up in trade talks in Washington, European Union Trade Commissioner Phil Hogan said Thursday.
It was not mentioned; it was hardly mentioned, Hogan told reporters in the US capital. I think it should be good news for Germany.
The Trump administration has repeatedly threatened to put tariffs on European automobiles imported into the US, citing threats to national security. But a deadline to make a decision passed last November without a comment from the White House after the EU threatened to impose retaliatory tariffs on US imports.
Hogans remarks come after German Defense Minister Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer earlier in the day confirmed a report in The Washington Post on Wednesday that the United States last week tried to strong arm three EU nations by threatening a 25% tariff on auto imports if they did not take a tougher stance on Iran. [ ]
Hogan also said Thursday that there remained distance between Washington and Brussels over how to resolve a dispute about EU subsidies to aircraft maker Airbus. [ ]
Agriculture trade remains a stumbling block in reaching a larger trade deal, Hogan said, but he noted the EU had increased imports of soybeans, corn and hormone-free beef.
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Maybe it is because BWM and Mercedes are building plants here and hiring American workers.
What good is that, now that Trump is using companies coming here as an excuse for increasing immigration?
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