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WASHINGTON, DC – JULY 25: (AFP OUT) US President Donald Trump (R) meets with President of the European Commission Jean-Claude Juncker.
Washington and Brussels have been illegally trading since President Donald Trump was elected in 2016 and concluded trade negotiations between both sides of the Atlantic. Trump has said that Europe is "possibly as bad as China" when it comes to trade and is called a "brutal" trading partner.
Le and above all prevent further duties on EU goods, EU President Jean-Claude Juncker traveled to Washington a few months later. He agreed with President Trump to work together to bring existing tariffs to zero on non-auto industrial goods; Buying more liquid natural gas from the United States and finding ways to bring their standards closer together.
On Monday, the 28 European countries finally adopted a common position to negotiate trade with the United States. The EU wants an agreement "strictly focused on industrial goods" so that agricultural products are excluded – a proposal that President Trump does not like.
"They hardly take our agricultural products, and yet they can sell Mercedes Benz, and they can sell everything they want in our country, including their agricultural products, and that's not fair," Trump said Monday, threatening to impose tariffs on European car manufacturers if the EU does not extend its negotiating area.