Malmstrom-Lighthizer Talks Have No Easy Answers, Especially For Cars — Panjiva


Malmstrom-Lighthizer Talks Have No Easy Answers, Especially For Cars

Cons. Discr. - Autos 661 European Union 406 Tariffs 1169 Trade Deals 702 U.S. 3297

Trade negotiations this week between EU Trade Commissioner Cecilia Malmstrom and U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer may make little progress. The EU Parliament has yet to ratify negotiating terms for the EC while the EU and U.S. appear at loggerheads on the inclusion of agriculture in a deal. Time is of the essence given there are EU elections in May that will replace the Parliament and Commission. In the meantime the U.S. may need to give surety that automotive tariffs resulting from the section 232 review, won’t be applied. The U.S. accounted for 27.5% of EU car and light truc...

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