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Hill's Statement on U.S.-EU Trade Talks

Statement

Date: July 26, 2018
Location: Washington, DC
Issues: Trade

Congressman French Hill (AR-02) released the following statement after President Trump and European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker met yesterday to discuss U.S.-EU trade relations:

"I'm pleased the president had a productive meeting with the European Commission President Juncker yesterday with both parties agreeing to hold off on further tariffs. President Trump has pledged to have a fair and reciprocal trade relationship with Europe, and it was an important meeting as it relates to auto prices for consumers. I've heard from manufacturers in central Arkansas and they have voiced their concerns about what these tariffs could mean for their businesses.

"It's good to see that yesterday's meeting also helped our efforts to press China to get rid of their 25 years of bad trade practices. Collectively, the U.S. and the EU represent 30 percent of two-way trade with China. That's a process that the American people have to be patient with because we need to make sure we're using the right strategy to get our desired outcome of an improved, fairer, more reciprocal trading system.

"I also met with White House Economic Adviser Larry Kudlow and Trade Assistant Peter Navarro and urged them to collaborate more closely with Congress in order to accomplish trade goals with a minimum of "collateral damage' from the ill-considered use of 232 steel and aluminum tariffs."


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