BERLIN – The German government keeps in mind that the United States the exceptions that for Europe to apply in respect of additional customs duty, the non-renewal. Report this government in the German capital, just before the visit of German chancellor Angela Merkel to the White House.
Merkel wants to be Friday with president Trump, at the insistence of the commercial disputes do not escalate. Trump thinks his country in international agreements on import duties and free trade between them is disadvantaged.
The president therefore introduces a protectionist policy, for example, levies the import of foreign steel and aluminum counter. The implementation of that plan is for Europe, however, postponed, for the time being until 1 may.
The EU has the additional taxes be submitted to the World trade organization (WTO). Trump has very critical comments about the WTO. Moreover, the EU in certain areas very protectionist.