U.S. Push on Food Trade Pressures EU



Emre Peker | The Wall Street Journal

Negotiators will meet for their fifth round of talks as Trump administration, Congress demand access to European markets

BRUSSELS—U.S. and European trade negotiators face growing domestic pressure over agriculture, with clashing demands threatening to rekindle a tit-for-tat economic war.

The food fight comes as U.S. farm lobbies, Congress and some Trump administration officials demand access to European markets following a trans-Atlantic trade truce in July. European Union officials are refusing to engage, arguing the White House agreement specifically omitted agriculture and focused instead on slashing tariffs on industrial goods.

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