U.S. Official Sees a Way Beyond Impasse in U.S.-EU Trade Talks



Andrea Shalal and Andrea Ricci | Reuters

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. and European officials are in talks on how to move beyond the current impasse in trade talks, namely whether agriculture should be included in any agreement, White House economic adviser Larry Kudlow told reporters on Tuesday.

Kudlow told an event hosted by CNBC that progress was being made on U.S. trade talks with both the European Union and Japan, but gave no details.

The United States has insisted it will not reach a trade deal with the EU if agriculture is not included, but the EU has excluded agriculture from its mandate for the talks.

Asked if he saw a way for the two sides to move forward despite the disagreement over whether to include agriculture, Kudlow said, “Yeah, I do, but I don’t want to be specific.”

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