Reichert Statement on Administration's EU Announcement

Jul 26, 2018 Issues: Trade

Washington, DC - Congressman Dave Reichert (R-WA), Chairman of the Ways and Means Subcommittee on Trade, released the following statement regarding the announcement by President Donald Trump and European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker. Yesterday, Chairman Reichert had the opportunity to meet with EU Trade Commissioner Cecilia Malmström.

“I welcome the President’s announcement regarding an agreement with EU Commission President Juncker to negotiate zero tariffs, zero subsidies, and zero barriers with the European Union. This sends a positive message that we are negotiating better access into the European market on behalf of America’s farmers, workers, and manufacturers while also joining with a key partner to tackle China’s unfair trade practices and reform the World Trade Organization (WTO). Cooperation with our major trading partners and allies benefits American businesses, workers, and farmers, and strengthens our partnerships around the world. I am committed to working with the Administration to further this goal.”