Merkel says would back cutting EU tariffs on U.S. car imports

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Merkel says would back cutting EU tariffs on U.S. car imports

Post by 1989TransAm » Thu Jul 05, 2018 8:54 pm

"BERLIN (Reuters) - German Chancellor Angela Merkel said on Thursday she would back lowering European Union tariffs on U.S. car imports, responding to an offer from Washington to abandon threatened levies on European cars in return for concessions.

U.S. President Donald Trump threatened last month to impose a 20-percent import tariff on all EU-assembled vehicles, part of a tough line on trade that has raised tensions across the world and which could upend the EU industry’s current business model for selling cars in the United States.

The U.S. ambassador to Germany, Richard Grenell, has repeatedly met with executives of German carmakers Volkswagen (VW) (VOWG_p.DE), BMW (BMWG.DE) and Daimler (DAIGn.DE) and automotive suppliers including Continental (CONG.DE), most recently on Wednesday, to discuss the issue.

An industry source told Reuters earlier that Grenell had mentioned to the executives that Trump could abandon his threats if the EU scrapped duties on U.S. cars imported into the bloc."

https://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa- ... SKBN1JV13R

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Re: Merkel says would back cutting EU tariffs on U.S. car imports

Post by j-c-c » Thu Jul 05, 2018 9:01 pm

If Merkel gets a tariff cut back, DT will smell blood, and a NY ticker tape parade is then in the offing for DT.

Emboldening a demagogue narcissist can have its downsides. [-X

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Re: Merkel says would back cutting EU tariffs on U.S. car imports

Post by exhaustgases » Fri Jul 06, 2018 12:32 am

j-c-c wrote:
Thu Jul 05, 2018 9:01 pm
If Merkel gets a tariff cut back, DT will smell blood, and a NY ticker tape parade is then in the offing for DT.

Emboldening a demagogue narcissist can have its downsides. [-X
Only up sides, that is how winning is.

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Re: Merkel says would back cutting EU tariffs on U.S. car imports

Post by RevTheory » Fri Jul 06, 2018 5:11 am

exhaustgases wrote:
Fri Jul 06, 2018 12:32 am
j-c-c wrote:
Thu Jul 05, 2018 9:01 pm
If Merkel gets a tariff cut back, DT will smell blood, and a NY ticker tape parade is then in the offing for DT.

Emboldening a demagogue narcissist can have its downsides. [-X
Only up sides, that is how winning is.
For sure. People like little j-c-c seem to want failure. If the tariffs don't end up working out, Donald Trump fails. If they do and everyone lowers their barriers across the board and Donald Trump gets credit, Donald Trump fails. That's just how TDS works.

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Re: Merkel says would back cutting EU tariffs on U.S. car imports

Post by mk e » Fri Jul 06, 2018 7:09 am

exhaustgases wrote:
Fri Jul 06, 2018 12:32 am
j-c-c wrote:
Thu Jul 05, 2018 9:01 pm
If Merkel gets a tariff cut back, DT will smell blood, and a NY ticker tape parade is then in the offing for DT.

Emboldening a demagogue narcissist can have its downsides. [-X
Only up sides, that is how winning is.
Germany has always wanted open access to US markets and would gladly cut the small EU tariff to get it...and it would probably bankrupt the US automakers who make pretty much 100% of their profits due to the 25%truck tariff that Germany is looking to have eliminated in exchange for the EU dropping their auto tariff. We talked about all this already.....I'd consider it winning because I support open global markets but I doubt any of you would consider it winning.
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Re: Merkel says would back cutting EU tariffs on U.S. car imports

Post by j-c-c » Fri Jul 06, 2018 8:50 am

RevTheory wrote:
Fri Jul 06, 2018 5:11 am
exhaustgases wrote:
Fri Jul 06, 2018 12:32 am
j-c-c wrote:
Thu Jul 05, 2018 9:01 pm
If Merkel gets a tariff cut back, DT will smell blood, and a NY ticker tape parade is then in the offing for DT.

Emboldening a demagogue narcissist can have its downsides. [-X
Only up sides, that is how winning is.
For sure. People like little j-c-c seem to want failure. If the tariffs don't end up working out, Donald Trump fails. If they do and everyone lowers their barriers across the board and Donald Trump gets credit, Donald Trump fails. That's just how TDS works.
Is reading others minds a hidden talent you have?

Paul Revere suffered I supposed from the same desire of "wanting failure" as an example? :lol:

My once again, completely misunderstood point, it is 100% necessary to hold those with great power, at their fingertips, 100% accountable in success or failure, especially when they already present demagogue tendencies. Things can go south irreversibly very fast, if history is your teacher.
But in your case, you will likely just go ad homenim and avoid my argument? #-o

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