An agreement between the United States and the European Union has been reached to suspend customs taxes for four months. These taxes particularly penalize French winegrowers.
” It is a huge relief for Europeans “, launches the journalist France Télévisions Julien Gasparutto, duplex of Brussels (Belgium). ” Finally we come out of the trade war between the United States and Europe “, declared the Minister of the Economy Bruno Le Maire. ” Originally, there is this conflict between Boeing and Airbus which has lasted for more than 15 years “, continues the journalist. ” In 2019, Donald Trump had introduced customs surcharges on everything a whole lot of products in Europe, in particular on French wines and spirits. ”The disappearance of these taxes is therefore excellent news in France.
A gesture of openness
“ More generally, Europe is delighted with this opening gesture by Joe Biden less than two months after his inauguration. This helps restore confidence and give a new start in relations with the United States, ”concludes journalist Julien Gasparutto.