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Trade trouble as Trumps's beef with the EU hots up

Trade trouble as Trumps's beef with the EU hots up
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By Christopher Cummins with AGENCIES
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Trump's trade beef with Europe escalates

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Donald Trump latest confrontation is brewing this time against allies, the European Union.

Trump and his administration have threatened to slap a 100 percent tariff on some of the continent’s most iconic products.

Trade war likely between EU, US: European official https://t.co/amnHaN2dxKpic.twitter.com/L6k7DxXngW

— Press TV (@PressTV) March 19, 2017

Roquefort cheese,San Pellegrino and Perrier water as well as Vespa scooters are in Trump’s line of fire.

World’s oldest Vespa featured in Audrey Hepburn blockbuster up for auctionhttps://t.co/i5uiM71Vrrpic.twitter.com/T0E8S12KCW

— Jagran English (@JagranPost) March 24, 2017

The president wants the European Union to lift the ban on hormone-treated American beef.

You know that #spring has sprung when the kids start frolicking in the fields w/ the cattle. #RanchingLegacy PC: Sammy Blossom, #Mississippipic.twitter.com/jRNl98G9dP

— NCBA (@BeefUSA) March 20, 2017

German Foreign Minister
Sigmar Gabriel has shown his metal by calling on the European Union to file a complaint against the US over planned duties on imports of steel plate from five EU states.

Gabriel said the new tariffs will violate international law.

German minister: EU should consider trade complaint over US steel row https://t.co/Lkq7WmgQUPpic.twitter.com/1vkk1NeC3M

— Irish Examiner (@irishexaminer) March 31, 2017

The US has accused Germany of using a “grossly undervalued” euro to gain a competitive advantage.

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