NZ farmers dismayed at USA farm bailout as trade war deepens

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President Trump and European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker said Wednesday that they have agreed to work toward removing all trade barriers between the two sides.

European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker and European Trade Commissioner Cecilia Malmstrom will signal the EU's willingness to negotiate a bilateral trade agreement on manufactured goods, or a so-called plurilateral sectoral agreement between all major vehicle exporters which would cut or eliminate tariffs on automobiles globally.

The EU will respond to any provocation coming from the USA on trade or any other matter, European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker warned on Wednesday (18 July) ahead of his trip to Washington to meet Donald Trump next week.

Trump said the meeting successfully launched a new phase in the U.S.'s relationship with the European Union, which Trump has characterized as a problem for the American economy. Both sides agreed to work toward the goal of "zero" tariffs and subsidies on non-auto industrial goods and to "resolve" recent tariffs that both sides have imposed. Juncker, after Trump imposed tariffs on steel and aluminum imports, said in March that "this is basically a stupid process, the fact that we have to do this".

Under the three USDA aid programs, farmers will either receive direct payments or sell their excess production to the government to be used for food banks and other food aid, Perdue said. The president's repeatedly slammed the European Union - highlighting higher duties on vehicle imports and describing the bloc as a "foe" in trade.

If she had the chance to sit down in front of the U.S. president, Susan Danger said she will tell him: "President Trump, we're allies".

For example, U.S. almond and pistachio producers aren't seeing the level of Chinese buyers they had a year ago.

Wisconsin Republican Sen. Ron Johnson said the unexpected move to manipulate trade through targeted subsidies 'is becoming more and more like a Soviet-type of economy'.

Apart from the differences on the agricultural sector, European Union sources noted that the climate was "very good".

If all of the tariffs that have been proposed take effect, they would bring down long-run U.S. GDP by 0.47 percent - about $118 billion - in the long term and cost more than 364,000 jobs, a new analysis from the Tax Foundation shows.

The EU will also become "a massive buyer" of U.S. liquid natural gas, he said.

"The word that we got from staff was, as it was coming together, [Trump] was saying, 'OK, what's the next meeting?'" Sen.

The CCC will also use its Charter Act authority for a Trade Promotion Program administered by the Foreign Agriculture Service (FAS) in conjunction with the private sector to assist in developing new export markets for farm products.

"Farmers need stable markets to plan for the future", said Brian Kuehl, executive director of the industry group Farmers for Free Trade, which represents pork producers, corn growers and others.

The agreements come in the wake of heightened tensions between the USA and EU.

"This was a good and constructive meeting", Juncker said.

Chinese President Xi Jinping said at an worldwide summit in South Africa that the world faces "a choice between cooperation and confrontation", in remarks that criticized escalating US tariffs on goods from China and other major trading partners. "I just don't think tariffs are the way to go, and our members are making that pretty clear", says Rep. Paul Ryan, (R) Wisconsin.

President Donald Trumpand European Commission president Jean-Claude Juncker emerge from the White House. "If we team up, we can make our planet a better, more secure, and prosperous place".

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