Does Trump find way to push EU toward broader trade deal?
The Trump administration has invited the CEOs of three German automakers for talks at the White House as European and U.S. government officials try to negotiate a new trade agreement, according to people familiar with the matter.
U.S. President Donald Trump is tentatively planning to meet with the chief executives of BMW AG, Daimler AG and Volkswagen AG after the November 22 Thanksgiving holiday, one of the people said on condition of anonymity to discuss private deliberations.
The executives are consulting with Berlin before their meeting with Trump administration officials, the Associated Press reported.
For Trump the talks could be a way to push the European Union toward a broader trade deal. Discussions between Washington and Brussels have bogged down recently as the U.S. threatens tariffs on auto imports and the EU warns of imposing a digital services tax that could hit technology companies from Apple Inc. to Amazon.com Inc.