USA announces billions to help farmers hurt by tariffs

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Trump greets EU chief, says US seeks 'level playing field' on trade

South Carolina's Greenville News spotlighted tariffs impacting BMW, which assembles some of its automobiles there.

In an interview with CNN's Dana Bash on "At This Hour", Clapper suggested that he and others are being targeted by the Trump administration as a form of political retribution.

However, the deal was contingent "on the understanding that as long as we are negotiating. we will hold off further tariffs, and we will reassess existing tariffs on steel and aluminum". Trump wore a similar hat at an event on Monday highlighting American-made goods.

He says workers are back on the job in IL after years of shutdowns and cutbacks.

"After years of unsuccessful US-China dialogue, the United States is taking action to confront China over its state-led, market-distorting policy and practices", Cramer said, adding that it was the "negligence of previous administrations" that had caused the United States' current trade disadvantage.

G20 ministers call for greater dialogue on trade tensions
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Previously, the European Union had been threatening to impose major tariffs on $US20 billion of United States goods if Washington pushed ahead with trade levies on imported cars.

While the White House offered few specifics about the agreement, the joint appearance did represent a break from the cutting rhetoric Trump and some European leaders used this year and, for now, appeared to soften concerns about an all-out trade war between the major economies and allies. "We're opening up markets".

"I'm just so afraid that we've lost this trade and I don't know how we're going to get it back", John Heisdorffer, an Iowa soybean farmer and president of the American Soybean Association, told The Hill in an interview.

But there are special factors behind the growth spurt linked to the trade dispute, which includes 25 percent United States tariffs on $34 billion in Chinese goods, with more on the way, and steep tariffs on steel and aluminum, which provoked China and others to hit back with import duties on U.S. goods.

The Trump administration is offering up to $12 billion in aid to farmers hurt by retaliatory tariffs stemming from President Donald Trump's widening trade feud with other countries.

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Trump was accompanied on his Midwest trip by Ivanka Trump, his daughter and senior adviser, who said the president planned to sign legislation next week to reauthorize a program that provides money for job training and related programs for students.

The US is already a major exporter of soyabeans to the European Union; in 2017 it exported over 5 million tonnes, in trade worth some €1.8 billion. "Maybe I'll veto it".

It is unclear what Mr Trump's approach will be in the talks.

Prices of steel have been buoyed by a 25% tariff on the metal.

Tariffs threaten more than $3.8 billion in IL exports, according to the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, and major companies including Caterpillar and Boeing already have been negatively affected.

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He has slapped taxes on imported steel and aluminum, saying they pose a threat to USA national security.

"The president hears all the arguments, but he makes the final decision", Mulvaney said.

The more than 2,000 workers laid off from Granite City Works were given notice just before Thanksgiving 2015.

It is a clear signal the U.S. President Donald Trump is determined to stick with tariffs as his weapon of choice in the conflict.

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