The us president, Donald Trump has again threatened Friday to impose additional duties on French wines before flying to the south-west of France, where he must participate in the G7 summit.
Accompanied by his wife Melania, Mr. Trump has left the White House shortly after 23: 00 (Saturday 03: 00 GMT).
Saying expect the discussions “very productive” at the summit in Biarritz, it has, however, brandi, during an exchange with journalists, the threat of retaliation to the imposition of a French tax on the american giants of the sector of high technologies.
“I don’t like what France has done,” he started. “I do not mean that France imposes taxes on our companies. It is very unfair”.
“If they do, we will impose tariffs on their wines”, he added. “Tariffs as they have never seen,” he insisted, while adding that he had “very good relations” with his French counterpart Emmanuel Macron.
The G7 summit brings together heads of State and government of the seven industrialized countries (Canada, Germany, the United States, France, Italy, Japan and the United Kingdom).
When editing 2018, in Quebec city, Donald Trump had provoked a lively tub in dealing with the canadian Prime minister Justin Trudeau of “dishonest” and by refusing to sign the final declaration of the summit.
The billionaire republican has planned to meet in head-to-head most of the leaders of the G7 to start with Emmanuel Macron, with whom points of disagreement are many, from Iran to the climate, passing by the taxation of the giants of the digital scope by Paris.
The meeting between Mr. Trump, as a firm supporter of “Brexit” no concession, with the new british Prime minister Boris Johnson will also be scrutinized with caution.
A few hours before his departure, the tenant of the White House has once again blown on the embers of the trade war between the United States and China with a series of tweets to the tone that is particularly aggressive.
Beijing on Friday announced new tariffs, and the us president has responded by announcing that all of the $ 550 billion of chinese products imported into the United States would be hit for customs taxes even more heavy by the end of the year.
Author(s): By AFP – Washington