G20 Watch: Sumitomo, Konica Could Get Trade Deal Kickstart From Trump-Abe Meet

Cons. Discr. - Autos 980 European Union 679 G20 31 Germany 217 India 419 Industrials - Aero/Defense 182 Japan 527 Materials - Chemicals 175 Russia 90 Tariffs 1670 Trade Deals 926 Turkey 54 U.S. 4725

The main event of the G20 Summit from Jun. 28, at least in trade policy terms, will be the meeting between President Donald Trump and President Xi Jinping. Yet, President Trump will hold several other meetings that could yield trade policy outcomes. Discussions with Chancellor Angela Merkel will at best involve commitments to further delays in automotive tariffs – the EU Commission, which handles negotiations is still in a period of reformation. Talks with Prime Minister Shinzo Abe offer the best opportunity for a new deal across five industries including chemicals. That could help Sumit...

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