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Trump's tough message: US won't tolerate chronic trade abuses anymore

Trump said the United States was ready to make a bilateral deal with any country in the Indo-Pacific region

Steve Holland & Matthew Tostevin | Reuters  |  Vietnam 

US President Donald Trump set out a strong message on trade at a meeting of Asia-Pacific countries in Vietnam on Friday, saying the United States could no longer tolerate chronic trade abuses and would insist on fair and equal policies. Trump said the United States was ready to make a bilateral deal with any country in the Indo-Pacific region, but only on the basis of “mutual respect and mutual benefit”. “When the United States enters into a trading relationship with other countries or other peoples, we will from now on expect that our partners will faithfully ...

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First Published: Fri, November 10 2017. 23:32 IST
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