Published: Wed, August 01, 2018
Markets | By Erika Turner

Juncker deal has nothing to do with free trade: German MP

Juncker deal has nothing to do with free trade: German MP

"This is a tough, hard thing to do". "It shows what happens when you have an ill thought-out trade policy that also adds additional weight on the deficit". "He's trying to fix it". The company has said that it would be unable to "completely absorb" a 25 percent Chinese tariff on imported US -made models.

However, Republican Senator Ben Sasse of Nebraska, a Trump critic, likened the farm aid package to "golden crutches" to make up for a trade war that will cost farmers far more.

According to estimates by the International Monetary Fund, a full-blown trade war could knock as much as 1-1.5 per cent off China's growth rate, while the impact on the United States might be more limited, to the tune of 0.1-0.3 per cent shaved off growth, thanks to the U.S. economy's relatively greater domestic dominance.

Trump's boast appears to be an overselling of the agreement he reached with European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker, which was announced at the White House on Wednesday.

The two leaders discussed trade and tariffs less than two weeks after Trump dubbed the European Union (EU) a USA trade "foe" during a "CBS Evening News" interview with anchor Jeff Glor, which caused an worldwide uproar.

In a USDA press release, U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue stated that this aid package was meant to be a short-term solution to "protect agricultural producers while the Administration works on free, fair, and reciprocal trade deals to open more markets in the long run to help American farmers compete globally".

Facing criticism from allies and party worries about upcoming congressional elections, President Donald Trump traveled to two farm states Thursday and urged backers to stick with him on trade, despite tariff battles with Europe and China that are undercutting crop prices.

The European Commission said the measures could apply "across sectors of the U.S. economy" accounting for as much as $294bn worth of goods.

What do Americans really think about tariffs and trade issues? The import tariff on automobiles has been cut from 25 per cent to 15 per cent.

That deal fell apart quickly and has been replaced with a rising tally of tariff retaliation that has led to Trump threatening tariffs on nearly everything the United States imports from China. Kudlow insisted that such numbers would be sustainable. "And we don't want everyone out there, the consumers to think that we're looking for a handout because that couldn't be further from the truth", said Juedes. "I'm very exasperated. This is serious". The president's economic plan has always consisted of tax reform, trade relief and regulatory relief.

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"There are more details that will be rolled out at that Labor Day timeframe, and Labor Day is what we are terming as the time when these programs will actually kick in", Ibach said.

"We have no control over anything", the "to the death" farmer said earlier in the segment. And that, we know, is the understatement of the year.

The US Senate quietly passed legislation on Thursday that would lower trade barriers on hundreds of items made in China.

Mnuchin said the forthcoming "complicated negotiations" should "be turned into a real agreement that's literally hundreds and hundreds of pages". "So we're going to try to do it much faster".

In Illinois - the largest soybean producing state in the country - farmers have also been hit by the retaliatory tariffs. "This is what he campaigned on and this is what he's talked about as being president - that he's going to disrupt trade", Recker said.

"We have an agriculture, in chemicals, in medical devices, in industrial LNG (liquefied natural gas)".

Trump "is not willing to live with the status quo, where other countries have taken advantage of the rules", he warned.

Can these figures be cited to prove that the United States is shortchanged in its trade deals with China and China is playing a zero-sum game here with the US?

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