Day: June 7, 2020

Trump again threatens tariffs on European cars, this time over lobsters

BANGOR, Maine — U.S. President Donald Trump on Friday threatened to impose tariffs on European Union cars if the bloc does not drop its tariff on American lobsters, naming White Home trade adviser Peter Navarro the “lobster king” in demand of talks.

Trump, talking at an function with industrial fishermen, also asked Navarro to identify Chinese solutions to hit with tariffs except if Beijing dropped its duties on American lobsters.

“If the European Union won’t drop that tariff straight away, we’re likely to put a tariff on their cars, which will be equivalent,” Trump said.

“Peter Navarro is likely to be the lobster king now,” he extra right after putting the adviser in demand of talks, promising the fishermen the tariffs on American lobsters would be dropped rapidly by the EU.

No remark was straight away offered from the U.S. Trade Representative’s office or the EU’s delegation in Washington. The

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