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Germany’s economy minister had ‘lively exchange’ with Lighthizer on U.S. trade deficit

May 30, 2017 at 4:00 PM
German Economy Minister Brigitte Zypries told reporters after a meeting with U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer late last week that the two officials had a “lively exchange” about their differing views of what causes the U.S. trade deficit with Germany, adding that she is confident they will make progress on key issues after agreeing to establish “continuous lines of communication.” “We of course had differences, especially when it comes to how to reduce the U.S. trade deficit. We believe the...

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