Trump Urges Moon To Buy More Guns, Lacks Usual Trade Leverage — Panjiva


Trump Urges Moon To Buy More Guns, Lacks Usual Trade Leverage

Industrials - Aero/Defense 141 South Korea 424 Trade Deals 746 U.S. 3708

President Donald Trump has continued with his administration’s policy of linking trade and geopolitical issues by stating in a meeting with President Moon Jae-in that “we intend to do some additional things on trade” including “talking (about) the purchase of (military) equipment”. The Trump administration does not have its usual leverage in such negotiations given the KORUS trade deal is already settled which prevents the application of new automotive duties in November. South Korea was already a major customer for U.S. military equipment and aircraft with orders of $2.1 billion approve...

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