EU-US President-elect Joe Biden should “find a method” to suspend a trade dispute that “poisons everyone,” French Foreign Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian said in a statement. interview published today.
“The problem that has poisoned everyone is that of escalating prices and taxes on steel, digital technology, Airbus and more particularly our wine sector”, Le Drian told the weekly newspaper The Sunday Newspaper.
“If we could quickly find a method that would allow us to resolve this dispute with Europe and France, that would be a step forward,” added Le Drian. “It may take a while, but until then we can still order moratoria.”
Le Drian’s comments coincide with those of other EU officials, who seek to turn the page on four years of transatlantic tensions with US President Donald Trump and his “America First” strategy.
The Trump administration ad On Monday, he would start collecting new duties on aircraft parts and other goods from France and Germany such as wine as part of the long-standing fight over subsidies to aircraft manufacturers Airbus and Boeing.
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