Germany warns Trump that slapping tariffs on European Union cars creates "only losers"

Germany warns Trump that slapping tariffs on European Union cars creates

Trump announced on Thursday that he'll impose a 25% tariff on imported steel and 10% tariff on imported aluminum, a move that led the stock market to tumble amid fears of a global trade war.

President Donald Trump on Monday suggested his newly announced taxes on steel and aluminum imports would be used as leverage in trade negotiations with Canada and Mexico. "We had a very bad deal with Mexico, we had a very bad deal with NAFTA", Trump said at a joint media conference with visiting Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu at the Oval Office.

"If the European Union wants to further increase their already massive tariffs and barriers on USA companies doing business there, we will simply apply a Tax on their Cars which freely pour into the USA", he added.

A memo from White House Press Secretary Sarah Sanders said the president "emphasized his commitment to a NAFTA agreement that was fair to all three countries, noting the current agreement leaves the United States with a trade deficit". In another tweet, Trump said Canada must treat American farmers much better. Millions of people addicted and dying, ” Trump alleged.

Report put out by the Trade Partnership, which is also a consulting firm that does research on worldwide trade, predicts that while there will be an increase in aluminum and steel-based jobs in the USA because of increased demand, that jump would be far smaller than the number of jobs that would be lost in other sectors as a result of the increased cost of working with steel and aluminum.

"They have trade barriers that are worse than tariffs".

Trump didn't specify whether the potential tariff rollback would be applied only to Mexico and Canada.

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Canadian Finance Minister Bill Morneau, speaking north of Toronto, said Ottawa is now negotiating NAFTA with a partner that has "changed the terms of the discussion", referring to the US.

Canada says it's doing just that at NAFTA renegotiations in Mexico.

"As the two Chairmen have reinforced, the Administration and Congress must work together on trade policies that build off the momentum of the President's tax cuts, which is why any tariffs should be narrow, targeted, and focused on addressing unfairly traded products, without disrupting the flow of fairly traded products for American businesses and consumers", Aronson said in a statement.

The president added he is right now "100 percent" following through with his plan to impose the new controversial tariffs.

For Trump, it's more about a big applause line at his election rallies. "We don't get good results", Navarro said, adding that USA trade overseas is "not fair and reciprocal".

Canada, which has the most to lose as the top source of U.S. steel to the USA market, has called the tariffs "unacceptable".

President Trump has responded to criticism by arguing trade wars are good when there is an imbalance and that they are "easy to win". "Such measures would inflict pain on worldwide trade flows and our industry, but above all hurt workers and consumers on both sides of the Atlantic", Seibert said.

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