On the same day, he targeted China for unfair trade practices, US President Donald Trump exempted the EU from tariffs on steel and aluminum — for now.
Scotland overwhelmingly voted to remain in the EU in 2016. As the Scottish Trade Minister Ivan McKee explained in an interview with DW, the country is eager to promote itself in the face of ongoing UK political chaos.
President Trump and Chinese leader Xi agreed to a 90-day stop to new tariffs in a step to slow an ongoing trade war. The meeting came on the heels of a G20 summit that called for revamping world trade rules.
Beijing said bilateral talks were "very successful" and that it was "confident" a trade pact with the US would be reached in 90 days. President Trump welcomed a deal, but reiterated that he was "a Tariff Man."
Washington has said it needs to see progress in trade talks with China before March 1 or tariffs will go up. Separately, Beijing has said the US should withdraw its arrest warrant for Huawei executive Meng Wanzhou.
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