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US Trade Deal With EU Depends On US Deal With UK, Which Depends On UK Deal With EU

The fate of trade talks between the U.S. and the United Kingdom is closely intertwined with that of U.S. negotiations with the European Union. Before the UK can make a trade deal with Washington, Farm Bureau’s Dave Salmonsen says it must first broker one with the EU and decide longstanding barriers to U.S. agriculture…

Or, will they become more welcoming to U.S. farm goods? President Trump is turning up the heat on Brussels with the threat of auto tariffs, showing no hesitation to use pressure tactics after they worked with Mexico, Canada, and China. Salmonsen says pressure will again be key with Europe…

White House Economic Adviser Larry Kudlow recently told Bloomberg news that talks with Europe and not tariffs are the priority. Decades of EU refusal to make any concessions to U.S. ag and the current White House’s break with past administrations in accepting the status quo beckons for big changes in any new deals with London or Brussels.



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