Trump threatens EU with taxes on “many products” if it refuses negotiations

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UNITED STATES (VOP TODAY NEWS) — The US President has threatened the EU to introduce taxes on “many products” in case it refuses negotiations.

Donald Trump said that if the European Union did not conduct trade negotiations, the US could tax European articles.

“They want to negotiate with us, but if in the end they do not, we will take tough measures from an economic point of view,” he told reporters at the White House.

“We will introduce taxes on many of the products they export,” he added.

Donald Trump said that for decades, the EU has “behaved unfairly towards [the United States]” in the area of ​​trade and recalled that Brussels had for a long time refused to raise trade issues in negotiations with the United States. Washington.

According to observers, despite Donald Trump’s 2018 tariff increases, the US trade deficit has widened further and is still rising, reaching the highest level in the last 10 years.

On 25 July, European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker traveled to the United States to meet with Donald Trump for negotiations. At the end of the talks, the two men announced a series of measures on agriculture, industry and energy to appease the trade dispute between the United States and the European Union.

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