EU Says U.S., Focusing on China, Not Ready for Trade Talks

EU Says U.S., Focusing on China, Not Ready for Trade Talks

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The U.S., which is embroiled in a tariff war with China while juggling negotiations with nations including Japan, Mexico and Canada, may not be prepared to start talks with the European Union on a proposed trade deal.

“We are ready from the EU side to start and we have the mandate,” Cecilia Malmstrom, the EU’s chief trade negotiator, told reporters in Paris on Wednesday. “But I don’t think the U.S. is ready to start on the tariff negotiations.”