U.S. blockade on free trade during G7

U.S. blockade on free trade during G7

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The industrialized countries have on their first G7 summit with the American president Donald Trump is a failure at the last moment managed to avoid. Shortly before the conclusion of the meeting in the Sicilian Taormina gave the United States their blokkadekoers on free trade and supported the fight against protectionism.

On the other hand was Trump completely isolated on the point of climate policy. The six other heads of state and government called upon the United States to remain faithful to the climate treaty in Paris 2015.

Trump will not until next week final decision on this subject, he left after discussions with his colleagues on Twitter know.

The G7 knew at least a formulation by pressing on the fight against protectionism. So it was hardly a handelsconflict and prevent a rupture with the United States turned away. That was by the blokkadekoers of the American president on the last question.

International trade rules

The countries introduced themselves after sharp debates behind open markets and turned against unfair commercial practices. At the same time, emphasize the United States, Japan, Germany, France, Great Britain, Italy and Canada, the importance of international trade rules.

Chancellor Angela Merkel praised the agreements on trade policy as a “reasonable solution”. The discussion on climate change called it “very difficult, if not highly unsatisfactory”. There are no instructions or the US, for the climate deal continue or not, ” she said.

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