E.U. Engaging in Trade Talks with U.S.


The E.U. Trade Commissioner Cecelia Malmstrom will meet with U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer to discuss reciprocal trade. This move follows a commitment by the U.S. not to impose tariffs on E.U. auto imports. The concession followed a meeting between President Trump and the President of the E.U. Commission, Jean-Claude Juncker. Their deliberations opened the E.U. market for U.S. soybeans. Our farmers now have a 75 percent share of the market essentially based on lower prices from the U.S. relative to Brazil following cancellation of U.S. orders by China.

While in the U.S., Commissioner Malmstrom will engage in a three-way discussion with the U.S. and Japan. This is the first clear indication that the U.S. is engaging with traditional allies to confine the predatory trade activities of China that affect the E.U., Japan and other Asian nations.