EU insists farming ‘not part’ of US trade deal, contradicts Trump

The EU insisted Friday that proposed trade talks between Europe and the United States would not include farming. The statement by the EU Commission was made in contradiction to a claim by President Donald Trump, AFP reported. “Agriculture is not part of it, only the things that are explicitly mentioned in the statement,” EU Commission spokeswoman Mina Andreeva told reporters in Brussels. She was referring to a joint communiqué after White House talks on Wednesday. A surprise deal will see Washington suspend the imposition of any new tariffs on the EU, including a proposed 25 percent levy on auto imports, and hold talks over tariffs on imports of European steel and aluminum, Reuters said.