Donald Trump questions US' 'worst trade deals' ahead of G-20 Summit

G-20 reaches compromise on climate trade in big win for Trump

The report found that other G20 economies inflicted 52 "hits" against US commercial interests in the first half of 2017, 29% fewer than in the same period previous year, and a similar decline versus 2015. More than 70 percent of the steel used in the USA comes from domestic mills.

For the USA, the singular focus on North Korea is not only naive and ineffectual, but also masks other consequential issues in the relationship that need to be addressed directly and candidly.

It has been just over two months since President Donald Trump ordered a review of how steel imports affect American national security, which could usher in protectionist measures on a wide range of products from a wide range of countries. His point was that it does not make sense to talk about bilateral trade deficits in a multilateral world, the official said. The U.S. now has 28 anti-subsidy tariffs on Chinese steel, including several imposed under President Obama.

U.S. President Donald Trump will have a keenly watched one-on-one meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin, which comes amid congressional and FBI investigations into links between Trump's campaign aides and Russia.

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However, the other G-20 leaders, while taking note of the U.S. decision to withdraw from the Paris accord, agreed that the climate deal was "irreversible".

Trump has been mulling whether to put tariffs on imports of foreign-produced steel and has alluded to steep imports harming national security, and if those imports are in fact harming national security-or if he says they are-Trump could use a rarely tapped section of the Trade Expansion Act of 1962 to slap tariffs on steel.

In advance of the G-20 summit, Merkel and Trump discussed "global steel overcapacity" during a phone call on Monday.

The wording echoes concerns voiced by Trump, who has said trade must be fair as well as open and must benefit American companies and workers. In fact, of the top 10 foreign steel suppliers, of which Canada is the largest, six are tied to the United States through NATO, NAFTA or bilateral defense treaties; two others, Taiwan and Brazil, are old US friends. The German leader pointedly noted that the other 19 of the group's 20 nation's agreed the climate change agreement was "irreversible". Low profits prevent US steel and aluminum producers from investing in development of higher-grade metals and from retaining a skilled work force, they say.

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Trump's announcement that the US would withdraw from the Paris climate treaty has put him sharply at odds with many other leaders, not least the summit host, German Chancellor Angela Merkel. Despite its suspension of coal imports from North Korea in February, Chinese trade with North Korea grew almost 40% in the first quarter of the year compared with 2016. If Trump announces the tariffs on steel imports, Juncker added that Europe's response would come in days following the decision, rather than months.

An assertive USA president willing to tear up existing deals.

The summit's final statement made clear that the other countries and the European Union unanimously supported the Paris climate agreement rejected by Trump.

Now, the EU-Japan pact underscores the economic risks for the United States if it's bypassed in global economic pacts. Officials are likely to face strains as they try to cobble together the joint statement - known as the "communique" - for this meeting, because Trump could easily block any language that he feels try to box him in.

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Trump ruffled other leaders at a G7 meeting in Italy in May and has steered the economic and military superpower on an isolationist "America First" course.


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