G20 Watch: Sumitomo, Konica Could Get Trade Deal Kickstart From Trump-Abe Meet

Cons. Discr. - Autos 954 European Union 660 G20 31 Germany 213 India 411 Industrials - Aero/Defense 174 Japan 518 Materials - Chemicals 168 Russia 89 Tariffs 1648 Trade Deals 907 Turkey 52 U.S. 4633

The main event of the G20 Summit from Jun. 28, at least in trade policy terms, will be the meeting between President Donald Trump and President Xi Jinping. Yet, President Trump will hold several other meetings that could yield trade policy outcomes. Discussions with Chancellor Angela Merkel will at best involve commitments to further delays in automotive tariffs – the EU Commission, which handles negotiations is still in a period of reformation. Talks with Prime Minister Shinzo Abe offer the best opportunity for a new deal across five industries including chemicals. That could help Sumit...

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