Trump says agreed with EU to work to lower trade barriers

26 July 2018

U.S. President Donald Trump said on Wednesday (July 25) after a meeting with European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker that they had agreed to work on lowering trade barriers. 

U.S. PRESIDENT, DONALD TRUMP said "Already today the United States and the European Union have a one trillion dollar bilateral trade relationship -- the largest economic relationship anywhere in the world. We want to further strengthen this trade relationship to the benefit of all American and European citizens. This is why we agreed today, first of all, to work together toward zero tariffs, zero non-tariff barriers and zero subsidies on non-auto industrial goods. Thank you. Thank you. Thank you.         We will also work to reduce barriers and increase trade in services, chemicals, pharmaceuticals, medical products, as well as soybeans. Soybeans is a big deal. And the European Union is going to start almost immediately to buy a lot of soybeans, there a tremendous market buy a lot of soybeans from our farmers, in the Midwest, primarily. So I thank you for that, Jean-Claude."