WASHINGTON – European negotiators will present to the Trump government on Wednesday several ideas to facilitate a trade dispute with the United States, including the agreement of a new agreement between the world's largest automobile exporters.
But these offers can not be appeased President Trump, who has been skeptical about previous trade agreements and has branded the European Union an "enemy"
As European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker said Wednesday in Washington Trump meets in Washington The pages are pushing for increasingly diffuse agendas and threatening to make allies enemies.
It may be difficult to find a common ground
With the direct intention of European exporters, the Trump government is weighing up whether foreign automobiles and auto parts that shake the transatlantic supply chains and business relationships, some of the largest countries depend on the world, are treatable. The government has already prosecuted Europe for its steel and aluminum deliveries, while at the same time severely criticizing the World Trade Organization.
Europe has reacted with its own taxes on American goods and prepared retaliatory measures should the government pursue the car industry. It also drives the deepening of trade relations with other nations such as Japan and China.
Companies reliant on supply chains crossing the Atlantic Ocean are trapped in the midst of the trade conflict, with automakers calling out warnings on both sides. General Motors and Daimler, major employers in the United States, have said that tariffs could cause job losses.
Encouraged by a strong economy and a resilient domestic stock market, Mr. Trump has shown no signs of declining.
"The tariffs are the biggest!" The president wrote on Twitter on Tuesday. "Either a country that has treated the United States unfairly for trade is negotiating a fair deal, or it is beaten with tariffs, it's that simple – and everyone talks! Remember, we're the" piggy bank "being robbed Everything will be great! "
" The European Union is coming to Washington tomorrow to make a deal, "he later wrote in another tweet. "I have an idea for you, both the US and the EU will drop all tariffs, barriers and subsidies! That would finally be called Free Market and Fair Trade, hopefully they will, we are ready – but they will not! "
In a briefing on Tuesday, a senior European official denied that the tariffs would have enabled the bloc to be more willing to negotiate. But the official said the Europeans are anxious to find a course of action that could rid both sides of a "downward spiral" of tariffs and retaliation.
But he added that the Europeans had not yet received a clear indication of the Americans. The main objective is to reduce tariffs on motor vehicles or reduce the US trade deficit with Europe. He said that people had trouble understanding the government's negotiating strategy and whether they would change their approach from one day to the next.
During his visit, Mr. Juncker is ready to discuss two options for the trade relationship, the official said. Both Europeans have previously coalesced with the United States. The first is an agreement that all major global exporters would lower their tariffs on foreign cars. The Second Call for a Limited Trade Agreement between Europe and the United States on Industrial Goods
The President's criticism of Europe often focused on his trade surplus with the United States and the imposed 10-percent-inch American cars, compared with the 2, 5 percent raised by the United States. The Europeans argue that the US has a 25 per cent duty on trucks and higher duties on many other goods. Englisch: emagazine.credit-suisse.com/app/art … = 263 & lang = en.
If the European Union were to lower its tariffs on cars from the United States, it would have to offer this to other member countries as well, the World Trade Organization. An agreement between the world's major car manufacturers would ensure that countries such as Japan and South Korea make some concessions in return for increased access to the European market, the official said.
Alternatively, the European Union would be ready to negotiate an agreement to negotiate a more limited free trade agreement with the United States, which focused on industrial goods, officials said. Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross previously proposed such an agreement in talks with European Trade Commissioner Cecilia Malmstrom.
The government representative said these offers depend on the United States abolishing its tariffs on steel and aluminum and not taking action on automobiles
But some economists cautioned about the prospect of a deal. Mr Trump has criticized earlier trade negotiations with several countries, saying that he prefers bilateral talks. His government has also shelved wider trade discussions that the Obama administration has made with the European Union, which included a proposal to bring European car fares to zero.
Eswar Prasad, an economist at Cornell University, said that Trump's tweets suggested that he was in no mood to make concessions, meaning that there would be no clear path to a negotiated solution.
"Trump is still looking for a capitulation of the EU on US demands rather than on a compromise," Mr Prasad said.