FULL LIST OF U.S. GOODS HIT BY NEW EU IMPORT TARIFFS

25% Additional Duty

EXECUTIVE ORDER ON IMMIGRANT FAMILIES

President Trump caved to enormous political pressure and signed an executive order meant to end the separation of families at the border by detaining parents and children together for an indefinite period.

Executive Order

By the authority vested in me as President by the Constitution and the laws of the United States of America, including the Immigration and Nationality Act (INA), 8 U.S.C. 1101 et seq., it is hereby ordered as follows:

HOW XENOPHOBIA AND RACISM HAVE DICTATED U.S. IMMIGRATION POLICY

History

1903: The Anarchist Exclusion Act was passed. The legislation regulated immigration, banning not only perceived anarchists but also “people with epilepsy, beggars and importers of prostitutes.

1906: President Theodore Roosevelt signed the 1906 Naturalization Act, which required that immigrants learn English in order to become eligible to be a naturalized U.S. citizen.

POSITIVE APPLICATIONS FOR ASYLUM IN THE EU (2017)

Source: EuroStat

U.S. CASE AGAINST CHINA

U.S. President Donald Trump has approved tariffs worth USD 50 billion on import of goods from China. China will respond with retaliatory tariffs on USD 50 billion of U.S. products such as cars, planes and soybeans.

The U.S. Trade Representative has found that

UNDERSTANDING SECTION 232 OF THE U.S. TRADE EXPANSION ACT

Section 232 of the Trade Expansion Act of 1962 authorizes the U.S. President to impose import restrictions to protect U.S. national security.

1. Under Section 232, the Commerce Department initially conducts an investigation to determine the effects of imports on U.S. 'national security'.

2.  The term 'national security' is not defined, although Commerce has indicated in past Section 232 investigations that a threat to U.S. national security can arise either:

(i) by fostering U.S. dependence on unreliable or unsafe imports;

25 EU BARRIERS AS REPORTED BY U.S. SMEs AND OTHERS

GERMANY’S DILEMMA ON U.S. TARIFFS

Germany is among the countries that have much to lose in case of an escalation of the current trade dispute with the U.S. Therefore, despite President Donald Trump’s administration imposing tariffs on steel and aluminium from the EU, Germany favours continuing talks and seeking compromise. Germany’s caution is beneficial: it reduces the risk of a political crisis in transatlantic relations, protects economic interests, and creates an opportunity to block the construction of the Russia-backed Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline.

HOW TO COUNTER TRUMP’S TARIFFS ?

Active Lobbying Required

EUROPE'S STAKE IN AMERICA: A MUST READ FOR TRUMP!

European firms maintain their dominant foreign investment position in the United States. Of total U.S. inflows of $385 billion in 2016, 72% were from Europe, with inflows from Europe totaling an estimated $277 billion for the year. That reflects the strategy of European firms to be “inside” the world’s largest and most dynamic market.  

Ranking of Top 20 States by jobs supported directly by European investment (Thousands of employees) (2014)

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