Mar 15 2019 The negative vote followed the divisions among member states on whether to start trade talks with US President Donald Trump to remove the tariffs and progress on standards alignment. However, leading MEPs voiced their concerns about opening negotiations with Trump while the steel and aluminium tariffs punishing European exporters remain in place. Trump's envoy in Brussels, Ambassador Gordon Sondland, warned on several occasions that the US president would slap fresh duties on European cars unless there was real progress on the trade talks. 'My Administration looks forward to negotiating a large scale Trade Deal with the United Kingdom. Authored by Mike Shedlock via MishTalk,Trump has changed his tune on a trade deal with China so many times it's hard to count.