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This is the commitment you will find from the good ones in the FSU. But I made a point to stay within 13 years younger age difference. Just got back from my Ukrainian language class, learning Russian as well.

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Not really extra ordinary. And I for sure will not cook for families of my girl friend. As for the money for the jelly beans. I understand why she wants to pay for it and in a way she is right. This is a very important and sometimes delicate matter. On the other hand , you still would want , to let her have her pride and dignity.

And , for sure , they toast to many things. And bringing some small gifts is also a good idea. The opinion from her older sister and parents , is also a very hot topic for her. I sure feel your urge , to go back as soon as possible.

I think that Ukraine is a beautiful country , and in some ways , the climat is better than in my country. It is very positive that she let you meet most of her friends and relatives. Plus I think in our current environment and social climate most men are better cooks than women. Hope the best to William…on his travels to Russia or Colombia…if he decides to go. Just take the advice on this site seriously. I know first hand that young women in South America want men, not boys. Nightclubs and bars are a touchy subject.

Everyone likes to have their type of fun…some more than others. The only thing about bars and clubs…a lot of people there, men and women are acting to a certain degree…either putting on their best appearances, slumming, playing someone else, etc. Thanks for all the info. I dated these foreign women when I was between the ages of and was not ready to settle down. It was a different era in the US at the time, so it may be different today. I also had to drop my anger about being duped by our PC society.

Scott is correct when he says all of us men in the US are feminists to some degree. I just stand there in silence. I remember traveling to foreign lands many years ago.

Women were women and men were men. I look forward to experiencing that again. Being politically correct will not make you happy — unless getting the approval of society is what you need to be happy.

Such a tradition is probably becoming very rare in America and the west since most couples are divorced or separated, which obviously breaks up the family and rips children away from one their parents. Serra just might be offering some very valuable advice. A quick review of my one on one English lesson with one of the young ladies from the English Club.

Natalia is a refined, feminine, incredibly attractive Ukrainian lady with bright, green eyes. She is 26 years old and at age 16 went on her first abroad trip to France. She absolutely loved her experience with her crew, her job and America in general. She had an American boyfriend who was older than her and owned his own home and two cars. When she returned to Ukraine, she met a Ukrainian man her age, all of 21, and she ended her American romance.

Now, 5 years later, they live together and will be married soon. I told her how US girls at the age of 21 years, change guys like we change clothes. Besides other subjects, I also shared with her my own experiences and how I found my wife and our happiness that we share. She appeared puzzled because this was not her or any of her friends.

She agreed that there would be some ladies that would go to this man, but for the most part, many would not. Her current fiance has barely anything but they look forward to building their wealth together. Western feminists are a bunch of clowns for insinuating that western men come to the EE searching for the easy EE lady. As Natalia told me, she believes in love. And yes, that girl is an exception which just confirms the general rule! She was lucky to escape Ukraine at the age of 16 and see France, then she was lucky again when she got a chance to live and work in South Carolina for 4 months!

We returned back to Germany from Ukraine a couple of weeks ago. I am happy to report that Natalia passed her pre-interview for Flight Attendant with Emirates. She will now be going to Kiev for her 2 day assessment interview. I spent 4 solid mornings with her and her fiance, helping develop and formulate their interview strategies. She texted me to say how happy she was and how she appreciated my help.

During our final day, as we talked casually, after our lesson, I discovered that she had been a model, a dancer, and a Director of Mary Kay with 80 beauty consultants. All at the tender age of Looking at her FB, I saw the other ladies, and yes, she was certainly the youngest.

An extremely motivated, talented, young lady, with the same in her fiance. More English is being spoken. More ways are being sought for financial gain. Natalia told me that her 19 year old brother was making more money than anyone in the family by playing online poker.

Her fiance, I came to find out, was successful working with a Forex account. They are wonderful people with giant hearts. Our friends and family had come to the train station to bid us goodbye on our trip to Kiev. It was heartwarming to see such care for us.

Pretty exciting knowing that a family is growing with the love and care of two parents. My wife, the former lawyer, has no issues whatsoever, staying home and taking care of our daughter, day in and day out. Never a complaint, never a whisper of discontent. Everyday I go to work with a packed lunch and come home to my sweet girls and a hot dinner. I can see how my daughter is growing up. She waves and blows kisses to her loved ones, or waves at cars when we are strolling in her baby carriage.

Robert, I am 58 and my wife is To her, we are a family, never to be broken, and always to be one whole.

Due to the harsh lifestyle of Ukrainian men, at our age, they do look old! So, raise your glasses and join me in a toast of congratulations for my wife and soon to be born, son. Another happy and healthy child on the way. Your stories always show a stark contrast between eastern and western women. First, BIG congratulations on the soon to be member of the family. My girl was 5 years older than my son. You are going to have a blast!

Enjoy this time, because they grow up so fast! If you need anything, let me know. In speak with a close friend, who is looking for lady in his life, I tell him to come with me and stay for a month. He is a few years younger than me I am 50 and I keep telling him he will never find a good woman in the west. There are women there looking to escape and come west.

I think there is a fantasy is their heads about how wonderful it is. I do not given up the Marine in me and I did meet another lady, I am seeing. She does not want to move here thank God. She has a wonderful family and friends. I sit back and laugh, because after a few weeks of seeing me, it was the sister and her husband out of a picnic. Then it was more friends and finally the father and mother. I know she was looking for their approval of me: You did good sir.

I salute you on success. Just wish more men we go and see for themselves. After coming back to the western, they too would long to return to their Slavic lady.

Bryan — I follow your blogs constantly. Yes , when you finally have met both of her parents , then you may say , that you are on the right track. And she may not have to worry about what her family will think of her relation with a foreigner. Of course , her father will have the final saying in this.

Now it is up to you , to take it to the next level. Anyway good luck and work towards a happy end.. The brother in-law supplied the home made vodka and brandy. Holy crap, they toast to everything LOL! The next weeks were spent with her, having lunch alone with the brother in-law. A walk by the Dnipro with her sister and children. Nights walking the dog after her work. The final meeting was with her 15 year old son.

Then it was a train ride to Kyiv to meet more of her friends. There are good older women in Ukraine and maybe a few young ones. But I made a point to stay within 13 years younger age difference.

I do find it different, that at woman 40 would want to have a child. Maybe this is just the western male coming out. I am trying to hard to kick this to the curb. But I have no problems having a child with her at all. The slavic women just amaze me at how hard they work.

People in the west bitch about working more than 8 hours a day and there she works 10 hours a day. Then comes home, cooks, cleans and gets ready for the next day. And walk the dog. The other thing is there are so many women single in Ukraine. Blows my mind that a man there would leave his beautiful wife for a younger wife. There are beautiful women all around, but wow!

Wow , another chapter in your lifes. I understand that you are in different emotional states. For sure things will change , but it will be more fullfilling. Especially since it is a boy. At 61 years of age I would love to have a EE woman bear my child. The best to you and your family.

For now I had to slow things down a bit. Yes , my girlfriend wanted to come see me in April but due to other issues , I had to cancel that. So , it is still in the work. But she has already mentioned that on my next trip to Odessa , we must have a BBQ together. Here is an interesting article written by a foreign man in living America. Do not let 2 or 3 successful marriages to fool and mislead you!

An eastern European female is times and times worse than her western counterpart! Still wanna go to Eastern Europe? They are unable to appreciate, value and respect any good things done for them and will only want more and more and more money from you no matter if you have money or not! Please, do not make this biggest mistake of your life and start a relationship with an eastern European female! They suck times more than Western Women! FC, I think it really depends on the woman.

Biggest problem I see is western the TV shows and movies. These are giving a false views of life in the west. Yes and no, Bryan; How come I never got affected by the mainstream media, busloads of propaganda, brainwashing, political correctness, affirmative action, consumerism?

Any updates to your Ukrainian experiences? Last I remember you were considering making a move there? Avoid Ukrainian females even more than western ones!! After my last long stay in Ukraine, I came back here to the US to handle a few remaining items with property.

As you all can tell, I remained in the US for now. Had a shocker her wanting to get pregnant at 40, then is was the money thing. I started feeling like just a cash cow only and every time I turned around she was wanting here or This was becoming so frequent, that I started questioning her about what the money was for.

She got defensive on me and then excuses started. Do not get me wrong. I believe and know there are good women in Ukraine and Russia.

But, honestly the numbers are becoming slimmer and slimmer for the chances to find a good women in Ukraine. The situation there is going to get much worse, before it starts to even try to improve. Not even going to talk about the free EU travel about to start. Ukraine needs to stay Goodbye to many people. And God forbid someone trying to get into a relationship with a Ukrainian female! She will use whatever tricks to empty your pockets without ever giving anything back!

All the reasons to ask for money will look legitimate on the surface and trust me, those reasons will be plenty! Cash cow and a lucky lottery ticket to get to the West. Every Ukrainian woman has a behavioral pattern when she encounters a western man: Ukrainian women are better actresses than Hollywood stars! What a turn around of things in mere years in Eastern Europe… Never thoughts this was even possible.. To sum it all up: Better yet- buy a hooker and do not worry about not getting the bang for your hard earned buck!

Fuck money, but I can NOT bring my time back! My fucking wasted time! I know that things have slowed down here in our forum. Look at it this way: We stood our ground against the feminists that tried to shut our minds, values and dreams.

They finally threw in the towel. So, just for fun now, I thought I would add a very funny video with Scott Baio. Cheers to the unofficial start of summer men. Hopefully all the Americans on this forum had a safe Memorial Day weekend. All well over here.

Our daughter started German kindergarten this past week. She now has German being thrown at her with English, Russian and Ukranian at home. Another distinct advantage living here vs the USA.

In the US, everyone pretty much sticks with the native language without the opportunity to practice in other languages perhaps Spanish. Sorry to hear about the issues that you both encountered. Thanks for letting us know. Don Juan de Marco was quoted as saying paraphrased: Now that Ukraine can travel thru the EU, this will change the landscape drastically. I do count myself as one of the lucky ones, for sure.

He has an excellent relationship with his wife and family. Plus, if you all remember, my former clients 4 of them are still happily married after 3 years.

One couple had a baby a couple of weeks before our son arrived. I believe that there are hopes in the smaller towns not Odessa, Kiev, Kharkov, for example. But, I know realistically, guys cannot, especially the young ones. Thanks for the update on how things have changed over there. For clarification, I want to make sure I understand what you are saying about searching for a lady over there which is exactly my newer strategy.

I have determined that travelling off the beaten path increases the likelihood that a lady is more sincere, serious in her search, and probably much more grounded. The question goes back to what are her internal values and upbringing. Marry a drop-dead gorgeous, big city girl with high expectations and you are asking for trouble. Opt for a relatively attractive, more down-to-earth, small-town lady, and you get what you bargained for — someone who will appreciate a man who is family-oriented, that treats her with kindness, respect, love, affection, and understanding.

Am I on the right track here? Do you think that the conditions there have increased the number of girls who are serious about finding a Western man and moving overseas?

Appreciate any insight you can give. Conditions have increased the number of girls who are now smart enough to play coy for a while and to take any westerner for a ride to empty his pockets.

Moreover, a small town lady will have a small town mentality and life interests and rather sooner than later you will start feeling that you two are living on two different planets. My honest advice is: May be try Russian Siberia and Far East instead. But stay away from Ukraine and its women!

Thanks for the advice. Cut them off pronto! Had enough experience with American women in that realm. Hey Lance, Nice to hear from you and I stand solidly behind you for your All-American shot in finding a genuine lady from Ukraine. So, to answer your great question, I am going to write all of the young between 24 and 35 years old that I know in a smaller town.

I am going to poll them reflecting your question. Now, be assured these ladies are genuine people, married or engaged to very good Ukrainian men.

In fact, one young couple newlyweds who we are best friends with, will be the Godparents of our son this summer. Thanks to the freedom of travel with the no EU visa, they can now come visit us for the ceremony. When I round up all of the opinions and thoughts, I will compile and disseminate here on the site. Its a great question and it needs to be answered by ladies on the ground and not by any of us foreign men. Is it only me who seems to be getting all those eastern European gold diggers all along?

Something is wrong with this equation. What a brilliant ideal. You are exactly right. I chalk it up to learning that is all. Still want to move over to Europe, either Germany, Poland or Slovakia.

Just love it too much over there not too move. Life it far to short for garage. Funny, because there she was always messaging me, even after we stopped working together. She is not looking for a move anywhere LOL! Her mother and father live over in Russia, but she went to school in Dnipro and stayed after school. Not saying it will work. Just planning on giving it the all-American try. What is so special about Ukraine?

Uneducated females who are after money and who love to play head games to get to that money? God forbid I ever again deal with a Ukrainian woman!

She will leave you bankrupt and it will still be your fault in her eyes! Eastern European females can wear a disguise for years and years until they think the moment has come to take it off and show true colors!

I think any guy who wants to keep the Russ or Slavic bloodline in his family tree needs to go there. You have been warned! If you are not redpilled, do not attempt! Do not be blinded by the light. Always be ready to walk away if it does not feel right. This website has presented both the best and worst outcomes.

But that happens with anyone. FC seems to think that all Ukrainian woman are blood-sucking, money-grubbing vampires. Whereas the whole point of this site was to point out that Western Women were the same way. Which means that all women are like that, it is a universal condition, and you are screwed if you marry one. So just stay single. As well as unsuccessful ones. For a variety of reasons. I have seen women here in the U. Absolutely, an overwhelming majority of Ukrainian women ARE indeed gold diggers who are after the money each and every time they date someone!

They ARE money grabbers! Russian or Ukrainian women? They never have money and they do not WANT to do anything to at least help to make that money! A one way street will sooner or later lead to a dead end! You put in 9 years. I was married for 29 years before mine divorced me! But you know what, it was one of the best things that ever happened to me. Now I can flirt with and chase any woman that strikes my fancy.

I turned down a lot of pussy when I was married, but no more! Only wish I was 20 years younger. Try to look on the bright side. Get out and chase the senoritas. Glad you understood what I was trying to say. I was married to a Texas girl for 29 years and have two great kids who are now grown. She divorced me, so now I can play the field again. But this time there will be NO relationship. Girlfriends maybe, but no long-term.

Already having grown children and being single brings a feeling of freedom that I can not describe. It is absolutely the epitomy of ZFG attitude! I just want to add this for all the young guys out there. If you are looking for a conservative, feminine Caucasian woman who is not infected with Western sjw values for marriage, then I still believe Eastern Europe or Russia is your best bet. FC and Rodney have had totally different experiences, so it is not a foolproof choice.

But the choices have to be better than the West. Go back and read the blog from the beginning. Things change, times change, but the trends continue. Time for another beer. I wanted to chime in with a few thoughts nonetheless. I was raised in a typical southern family, no good family values, mom was divorced, stepdad had strings of affairs and an addiction, etc. I was not impressed with this way of life, so I started looking at other options. I became a lawyer and learned to cook very well! I traveled all over the world and came to just about the same conclusion as you all — the issue is America.

I know that American women are not the best, but truly American men, from what I saw, are not either. Both sexes are raised in a society that forces us to be independent to the detriment of others. I ended up with a foreign man and moved overseas. I am currently back in the states visiting and the trip solidifies how much I dislike the American way of life.

Overseas I am treated as a lady. In turn, I cook. In the states, this would be impossible. I love gender roles and I am happy to just be a woman and be submissive to my husband. I got a lot of negative comments from others when I chose to move.

Lots of people called me crazy, many said I was desperate, and rumors began flying about me some were convinced I was evading law enforcement, etc. I am so unbelievably happy and I would never consider leaving my husband even if he did something against me. I am not justifying the general behavior of women, but they are looking for something to make them feel whole, just as men are.

The issue is that they have probably never seen a family with decent values or a society that thrives because of the strong bonds of family, so making that happen is very difficult. Once I was exposed to the traditional way of life, I knew that I had to get out of America as soon as possible.

A lot of American ladies look at my way of living and say that I am dependent, my situation is sad, I let my husband control me, etc. Society here in the west is dictating lives now. When a person is to get married. When, they are to have children. What type of car a person has or what part of town they live in. Hell, even the types of friends.

I look at my 19 year old daughter and how she looks at relationships of a man and woman. Her aunt made a comment to my daughter, when she was about 12 or She told her her first marriage was about money. Marry a man, have a child, divorce, then marry for love. WTH kind of BS is that.

The aunt said she was just joking, but that thought was already placed in my daughter mind. He traveled most of his career and would be gone for weeks at a time.

But, now that he is home all the time, they cannot stand to be together. I watch couples live in misery, because everyone is afraid to start over in life. Husband drink, take up hobbies to escape being around the other person or take a job, where he is traveling all the time to get away from the wife. In the US, the divorce rate of couples married over 18 years has risen.

Husband hang round, until the children are grown before leaving. People find out, that there really is nothing in common and they start living separate lives. This is not marriage. This is just 2 people leaving together for the sake of being afraid to start over. Take the average US woman. She has gotten fat and lazy. Stopped taking care of herself and excepts her husband to still have sex with her.

Now, this could be said about the men as well. But, when both are miserable life becomes hell for each and they slowly die inside, just excepting this as their fate in life. You are an exception to the norm for a woman in the west. You escaped the new reality of western life, just like many men here are trying to do and most have done.

I will end with this quote. The secret of success is in turning that diary into the best story you possibly can. I had my wife divorce rape me when I returned from Army deployments in I have dated both American women and Russian women over the last seven years.

I found an equal split between both AW and RW and how some of them want money. I find the RW to be way more feminine, and not over weight like AW. I will watch and follow the posts here, and I will report back with my results.

Thanks for the wealth of knowledge that is contained here, and please keep posting what your experience has been. Keith, you will find most slavic woman take care of themselves far better, than western women. With the ratio of men to women in these countries, the women take care of themselves and their man. If, he is a good man. There are far to many single women in these slavic countries and a good man is hard to come by, so they look amazing and take extremely good care of their man.

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It is initiating the investigation itself, not responding to a complaint from a US company, as is usual. The freight forwarding firm DHL is never afraid to jump first.

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Harris in a recent report to clients. Tecma Group has more business than ever in its three decades doing relocation. In just the last few weeks, it aided a maker of cleaning equipment and a packaging company make the move south. Chicago-based Mexico Consulting Associates has three new prospects interested in Mexico.

Major automakers, suppliers and auto dealers are launching a new coalition on Tuesday to urge U. N Toyota Motor Corp DE , Hyundai Motor Co President Trump shares that philosophy. He sees trade surpluses as evidence of winning and deficits as evidence of losing.

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Trump has accomplished little else of significance when it comes to reorienting deals with other countries. Instead, his administration has been struggling to work through the complicated rules that dictate international commerce.

All the while, they are learning that bold campaign promises are hard to keep when many voices advocate different plans. China on Tuesday reported July exports were up 7. Both were lower than expected. Analysts polled by Reuters expected a July imports were forecast to increase Exports are resurgent, governments are pursuing free-trade deals, and rather than bringing jobs back home, American automakers are planning new facilities in China. In May the U. GDP in May of The unfavorable trade balance, as identified by President Trump, has been caused largely by China and Mexico.

The Commerce Department said on Friday the trade gap decreased 5. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer to open an investigation under Section of the Trade Act of over what the administration views as Chinese violations of U. The Office of the U. Trade Representative announced recently it would begin a reexamination of the U. His administration is moving closer to launching an investigation into whether Chinese trade practices are unfair, a senior administration official said.

The investigation, which could result in tariffs or other measures, will include the issue of the theft of American intellectual property, the official said. The potential probe, which could be announced as soon as this week, was first reported by digital news service Axios. Three top Democratic senators, in a rare show of bipartisanship, on Wednesday urged U.

Senate Democratic leader Chuck Schumer pressed the Republican president to skip the investigation and go straight to trade action against China. Russian officials and lawmakers on Wednesday vented their frustration with U. The Russian Foreign Ministry warned of possible new retaliatory measures.

Senate Democrats on Wednesday began an effort to outdo President Trump on a signature issue: Democrats, outflanked by Mr. Trump in the presidential campaign, are seeking to recapture the loyalty of voters convinced that globalization is eroding their fortunes and prospects.

The Trump administration recently celebrated the workers and businesses that make this country great. Sources say the government is creating a new position of deputy ambassador to the U.

On Wednesday morning, Senate Democrats will roll out their latest trade policy proposals. Among them are the creation of the American Jobs Security Council — an entity that can veto proposed foreign purchases of U. In a report to Congress, the U. A high-level dinner of cabinet members from Canada, the U. As their negotiating teams arrive in Washington for the talks starting Aug.

South Korean President Moon Jae-in on Sunday appointed a former top envoy who had negotiated a free trade agreement with the United States as his new minister for trade, at a time when Washington is seeking to amend the deal. Kim Hyun-chong, a U. In a call with reporters while visiting Mexico ahead of the trade talks, U. In what may contribute to growing uncertainty in trade ties between India and the US, the annual bilateral trade policy forum TPF meeting between the two countries is unlikely to be held this year, amid a growing feeling in the US that such high-level talks have not delivered intended results.

Established in , TPF seeks to resolve outstanding bilateral issues between the two countries and promote trade and investment through focused discussions under various working groups such as on agriculture, tariff and non-tariff barriers, services, investment and innovation.

Canadian officials are praising a U. Canada is pleased to see the decision, Foreign Affairs Minister Chrystia Freeland said Thursday, noting on Twitter that both economies prosper together. President Donald Trump really wants a trade war, Brussels is more than happy to give him one. Trump could hardly have chosen a worse moment to threaten to slap tariffs on the European steel industry. Sander Levin told reporters. The first meeting of the U.

The Trump administration, in an unprecedented decision, has rejected the recommendation of a commission that has long overseen fishing issues along the East Coast, raising deep concerns about political meddling in the ongoing preservation of fragile stocks from Maine to Florida. More specifically, the decision by Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross has stirred worries about the consequences for summer flounder, one of the most fished species in the Northeast.

President Trump said Tuesday that his administration is delaying a long-awaited verdict on whether to restrict imports of foreign steel, again punting on a decision that has divided U.

Hopes of securing a post-Brexit U. An image of Bitcoin and US currencies is displayed on a screen as delegates listen to a panel of speakers during the Interpol World Congress in Singapore on July 4, Commodity Futures Trading Commission announced Monday it unanimously approved digital currency-trading platform LedgerX for clearing derivatives.

LedgerX initially plans to clear bitcoin options, the release said. Earlier this month, Qualcomm filed a complaint with the U. Premier John Horgan will meet with the U. The Commerce Department confirmed that Mr. Horgan will meet with Wilbur Ross, who was appointed to U. With the first round of Nafta negotiations to begin Aug. The pair will be joined by U. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer for the two-day talks that aim to lay out a continuity agreement allowing businesses from the two countries to continue trading after Brexit.

Britain and the United States will kick off informal talks on a trade deal when U. Removing commercial barriers with the U. The statement issued a day after the talks by the Chinese embassy in Washington did not elaborate on the measures discussed by U. On July 17, moderates scored another victory: Trade Representative released objectives for renegotiating Nafta that aim to tune it up, not gut it.

The list of priorities U. The plan is to hold seven rounds of talks at three-week intervals, according to two Mexican officials who asked not to be identified because of the sensitivity of the issue. An aggressive corporate lobbying effort to derail a Republican-backed border tax has forced lawmakers working on tax reform to seek alternatives, Kevin Brady, chairman of the tax-writing U.

House Ways and Means Committee, said on Wednesday. The proposed border adjustment tax on U. After an unexpectedly amicable start to U.

Trump early on was preoccupied with the North American Free Trade Agreement and then on trade rivals such as Germany, largely giving China, the biggest U. The United States unsuccessfully pressed China to make a substantial commitment to cut its steel production, according to people with knowledge of the matter, who spoke on the condition of anonymity to comment on private discussions. Cake and conversation, it seems, can go only so far to mend longstanding economic rifts between the United States and China.

Leaders of major United States companies with deep ties to China will meet on Tuesday with their Chinese counterparts to try to ease the increasingly rocky economic relationship between the countries.

On Tuesday, Wilbur L. Ross, the secretary of commerce, will host a daylong meeting in Washington with more than 20 business leaders from the United States and China. The Trump administration today released long-awaited goals for renegotiating NAFTA, borrowing heavily from the discarded Trans-Pacific Partnership agreement and putting a strong emphasis on reducing the bilateral trade deficits with Canada and Mexico.

Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer said in a statement released along with the goals. President Donald Trump is standing behind former Rep. Scott Garrett, his choice to head the Export-Import Bank, amid escalating pressure from business groups to pull the plug on the nomination. In a much-anticipated document sent to lawmakers, U. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer said he would seek to reduce the trade imbalance by improving access for U.

The Trump administration expects other countries to retaliate against its planned restrictions on steel imports, but Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross told lawmakers the move could be a necessary step to draw countries like China into new negotiations.

Mexican industry is exploring revising trade rules to ensure U. With talks due to start next month between the United States, Mexico and Canada, Mexican officials have stressed the need to craft a new deal that would strengthen the region against competitors, particularly in Asia.

Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross said on Thursday he will present to President Donald Trump a range of options to restrict steel imports on national security grounds, according to senators who met with Ross. The United States has plenty of idle equipment laying around after its own unconventional drilling boom cooled. May had warmly welcomed assurances on Saturday by U.

The one tangible outcome of the meeting was a limited cease-fire in southern Syria more on that later in the newsletter , which swung into effect on Sunday. LONDON — In the master plan advanced by President Trump, an unabashedly aggressive United States is supposed to reclaim its rightful perch as the center of the commercial universe, wielding its economic dominance to dictate the rules of global trade.

HAMBURG — Leaders of the European Union warned sharply on Friday that President Trump risks a trade war if he imposes restrictions on steel imports, a mark of deep divisions as a summit of leaders of major world economies got underway. President Trump threatened to slap tariffs on China and Mexico during his campaign. Now the two nations could team up for their own trade deal. The European Union and Japan announced a broad agreement on Thursday that would lower barriers on virtually all the goods traded between them, a pointed challenge to President Trump on the eve of a summit meeting of world leaders in Germany.

The agreement still needs further negotiation and approval before it can take effect, but it is aimed at giving both economies some zip after years in the doldrums. One year ago, Donald Trump took the stage in a small town in Pennsylvania and set out an agenda for his trade policy. By our count, he has fulfilled one of his promises, broken two, and is partly on the way to completing four others. It seems President Trump is ready to start rolling back globalization.

While Mexican negotiators waited for the United States to make its first move in its proposed renegotiation of the North American Free Trade Agreement, the president last week turned on the invective against another trade deal he called unfair — that negotiated by the Obama administration with South Korea.

Competing visions of world trade are set to collide at the Group of 20 summit of world leaders in Hamburg, Germany, this week. The institute combines its heavyweight supply chain expertise to a space that is currently one of the busiest areas of technology — the digitisation of trade finance and the tracking of physical goods using synchronously appended distributed ledgers.

President Trump opened his meeting Friday with newly elected South Korean President Moon Jae-in with tough trade talk, announcing he is renegotiating a 5-year-old trade deal between their two countries that was a joint legacy of Presidents George W. Chinese and European diplomats have warned Donald Trump against reported plans to restrict imports of steel and aluminum — a strategy that risks triggering a global trade war. US President Donald Trump is considering launching what would amount to an international trade war by imposing significant tariffs on major exporters of steel and other goods, reports suggested on Friday.

News site Axios reports that Trump essentially intends to penalise China for what he sees as the country deliberately flooding the market with cheap goods, thus making American products uncompetitive. However, Axios suggests Trump favours blanket tariffs on imports, regardless of where they come from. President Donald Trump will press South Korean President Moon Jae-in to solve trade differences over cars and steel in meetings in Washington focusing on the nuclear threat from North Korea.

Concerns about the U. Millions of Americans now get their electricity, at least in part, from the solar panels that have rapidly spread throughout the country since , thanks to their sharply declining cost. For customers — including homeowners, businesses and utilities — as well as for the companies that promote and install them, cheap solar panels have been a good thing. President Trump is set on imposing high tariffs on steel and other imports, despite push back from the majority of his Cabinet, according to Axios.

The Friday report said Trump and a few of advisers are committed to putting tariffs on steel, and potentially other imports such as aluminum, paper, semiconductors, and appliances.

The Trump administration is quietly preparing sweeping new trade policies to defend the U. In a bid to keep his campaign promise to crack down on unfair trade practices, President Donald Trump is weighing trade restrictions on steel imports from countries like China, according to two administration officials..

A longstanding dispute over softwood lumber shipments from Canada to the U. President Trump is considering taking trade actions against China, Reuters reported Wednesday. Three senior administration officials told Reuters that the president is considering putting an import tariff on Chinese steel. Global firms scrambled to cope with fallout from a cyberattack that disrupted computers across Europe and the U. President Donald Trump is growing increasingly frustrated with China over its inaction on North Korea and bilateral trade issues and is now considering possible trade actions against Beijing, three senior administration officials told Reuters.

The officials said Trump was looking at options including tariffs on steel imports, which Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross already has said he is considering as part of a national security study of the U. More than a dozen supply chains and trade routes that facilitate global food trade are vulnerable to unforeseen crises or climate change, according to a new report.

Analysts at Chatham House, the U. His administration could slap big tariffs on shipments of steel from other countries, claiming they pose a risk to national security. The tariffs can go as high as Trump wants — and could easily trigger retaliatory measures by other countries, hurting other American industries. President Donald Trump urged Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi to do more to relax Indian trade barriers on Monday during talks in which both leaders took great pains to stress the importance of a strong U.

At a closely watched first meeting between the two, Trump and Modi appeared to get along well. Li portrayed his country as deeply committed to a continued opening up to international competition. But if he actually pulls it off, it will be US allies, not China, that will feel the brunt of it — and they could end up retaliating with harsh measures of their own, sending us down a path to global trade wars.

According to reports, we are just days away from finding out what the White House is planning to do as it concludes its investigation into whether steel imports into the US constitute a threat to national security, which was announced in late April.

The lawmakers, from the Republican and Democratic parties, said in a letter to Trump that high-level engagement with India had failed to eliminate major trade and investment barriers and had not deterred India from imposing new ones.

The European Union and Japan are close to sealing one of the largest trade agreements ever, a deal that could further isolate the United States as President Trump forges a protectionist path. Two Texas lawmakers on Thursday called on U. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer to meet with them and others whose districts border Mexico. John Cornyn Texas , the Senate majority whip, and Rep. The challenge facing Prime Minister Modi, as President Trump starts shaping his view of US-India bilateral ties, is to build on the gains of the past three years.

The strategy is likely to prove more contentious when the Trump administration turns its attention to South Korea. President Donald Trump make good on his protectionist promises. Wall Street is fretting that the U. Matt Streb, 36, was one of 1, workers laid off on Jan. The Section investigation was announced by the Department of Congress on April 27 and follows hot on the heels of a similar probe into U.

Japan and the European Union are nearing a broad agreement on a free trade pact, Japanese Foreign Minister Fumio Kishida and a senior EU trade official agreed on Wednesday, the foreign ministry said.

Japan and the European Union have been negotiating an Economic Partnership Agreement EPA since to promote trade and investment by eliminating tariffs and improving investment rules. British negotiators have capitulated to key European demands for a phased approach to Brexit talks, agreeing to park discussions on free trade until they have thrashed out the cost of the multibillion-euro UK divorce settlement.

Putting a brave face on a concession that may further strengthen the tactical dominance of the EU, the Brexit secretary, David Davis, insisted his initial retreat remained consistent with long-term government strategy. Trade officials from the three nations will take the lead at the negotiating table, but business leaders are already working to build consensus around possible changes to the agreement. On April 24, the Trump administration put an end to the tariff-free lumber trade between Canada and the United States.

German Chancellor Angela Merkel pledged Tuesday to strive for a broad, rules-based and fair agreement on global trade at the meeting of Group of 20 leaders next month, aiming to convince the U. One of the most notable political trends over the past 18 months—and one with the potential to affect companies across many industries—has been voter pushback against globalization and free trade.

Indeed, following the Brexit vote in the U. The Commerce Department has for months been evaluating whether steel imports pose a threat to national security, and it is expected within days to present Trump with its finding and a recommendation, which Trump could quickly adopt or decide to take a different course. Falconer and his team will develop and negotiate free trade agreements and market access accords with nations outside of the EU, the Department for International Trade said on Friday in an statement.

President Donald Trump on Friday will announce plans to tighten restrictions on Americans traveling to Cuba and clamp down on U. The trade dispute that some call the biggest in history continues to simmer.

For over two years, American, Delta and United Airlines have claimed that their competitors in the Gulf — Emirates, Etihad and Qatar Airways — are receiving billions of dollars in government subsidies, violating the spirit of bilateral air service agreements.

A rollback of Obama administration efforts to open Cuba to U. In its first forecast for , the International Energy Agency said Wednesday it expected countries outside the cartel to increase production by about 1.

European Union leaders are planning to use a summit next week to declare their commitment to global free trade and the Paris climate accord in a rebuff to U. This followed his week of visits in Europe where he did not reaffirm the collective defense provision of NATO later reaffirmed. The foreign reaction was swift. Southern California has experienced a boost in trade and logistics employment in the last decade, but policy and labor challenges lie ahead, according to a new economic report.

Warehousing and logistics jobs led the charge, jumping Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross expressed confidence that the Trump administration can achieve better trade terms through negotiations with trading partners, rather than immediately turning to tariffs or other punitive measures that could generate retaliation or other economic repercussions.

President Donald Trump, who repeatedly warned in his campaign about imposing tariffs or exiting international deals, this year decided not to pull out of the North American Free Trade Agreement and instead announced. Officials on both sides of the Atlantic quickly sought to portray the decision as a victory for their domestic airline industries. Trade Representative Ron Kirk in a statement. Donald Trump has repeatedly promised to take on China and its trade practices. But according to a new study, it is US allies in Asia and Europe that are set to bear the burden of a new wave of US protectionism shaping up to be the largest seen in decades.

Beijing and Washington agreed to days of trade talks after U. In recent years, many investors have been burned by their conviction that the price of German bonds would fall relative to U. Please note that TheBull. The publication of these recommendations does not in any way constitute a recommendation on the part of TheBull. You should seek professional advice before making any investment decisions. Click on the links below to read other articles from this week's newsletter.

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