The EU-US deal
On July 25, Donald Trump and JeanClaude Juncker, President of the European Commission, met and struck an unexpected deal. The two leaders agreed to work towards “zero tariffs” on industrial goods, apart from cars, and to hold off on other tariffs while talks proceed. The EU also agreed to buy a lot of American soybeans as well as to increase its imports of liquefied natural gas from the US.
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