Skip to comments.Germany warns US against following ‘wrong path’ of protectionism
Posted on 03/05/2018 3:40:51 PM PST by Olog-hai
The German government warned Monday that a transatlantic trade war would harm both Europe and the US, urging Washington not to take a wrong path after a weekend of aggressive trade rhetoric.
I dont want to judge how close to or far from a trade war we are. Such a trade war would not be in German, European or American interests, Chancellor Angela Merkels spokesman Steffen Seibert told reporters in Berlin.
However, closing oneself off and protectionism are the wrong path, Seibert added, after President Donald Trump at the weekend threatened to impose tariffs on car imports from the European Union.
Last week, Brussels raised the specter of a tit-for-tat trade war with the US, saying it would slap a border tax on items like motorcycles, orange juice and jeans if Trump went ahead with a promised tariff on steel and aluminum imports into the US.
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Now I REALLY support more tariffs!
Its almost like its a competitive world and other nations want us to fail.
Germany is busy committing national suicide.
I’d could care less what the corpse has to say on any subject.
The EU was founded on protectionism
I warn Germany about following the wrong path on immigration.
Time for Germany to pay us back for rebuilding West Germany and West Berlin via the Marshall Plan after WWII and for protecting them for 40 years during the Cold War.
And we want Euros or US dollars - none of that worthless Arab money floating around over there now that Merkel has decided to make Germany the nexus of the new European Caliphate.
Maybe a trade war is what we need. Maybe wed win.
The EU is a protectionist bloc, using regulation to keep American goods out of their market, while demanding free access to the American market.
That settles it....I’m for tariffs!
What, defend ourselves?? That’s the “wrong path”.
I love German engineering, but I can do without it.
NYC Grand Central pyramid of 12,000 German helmets post WW I. There were two of them at 12K each. Not as impressive as skulls, but the message gets across,eh.
“Germany warns US against following wrong path of protectionism”
or what? germany will start their third world war?
Since they’re such free traders, they should have no problem lowering their car import tariff from 10% to match ours - 2.5%.
Tariff the crap outta those dhimmis.
what you mean is “tarriff the crap out of me”
You get taxed by the tariff and get no benefits for the bill
A car or other motor vehicle imported to Germany from outside the EU is normally subject to a 10% import duty and a 19% import value added tax. ... This may mean that some cars (especially North American cars) may need to be modified to meet German standards regarding such things as headlights, emissions, brakes, ...
I am not taxed by the tariff if I don’t buy the item.
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