Brilliant – President Trump and PM Johnson Structuring Trade Deal to Commence November 1st…

Those who could not see this coming are those who just don’t pay attention to how President Trump operates the geopolitical influence of economics.  This is Trumpian.

U.S. President Donald Trump and British Prime Minister Boris Johnson are walking their respective trade teams through a process to deliver a U.S-U.K trade deal on the day after a no-deal Brexit is scheduled to happen October 31st.  An interim trade agreement that goes into effect November 1st 2019 is pure Donald Trump win/win deal-making.

President Trump supports the nationalistic position, purposes and intents of Brexit. PM Johnson has promised to deliver Brexit by the mandatory date of October 31st.  One of the benefits, and also concerns amid the political left in the U.K, surrounds the economic impacts.  President Trump and PM Johnson would counter all those concerns with the announcement of an agreement for an interim bilateral trade deal ahead of Brexit.

This strategic approach, a deal that delivers both the Brexit result and the economic stability to offset any Brexit downside concerns, was the original idea that President Trump proposed to Theresa May two years ago.

LONDON (Reuters) – Britain and the United States are discussing a partial trade accord that could take effect on Nov. 1, the day after Britain is due to leave the European Union, a senior Trump administration official said on Tuesday.

During a visit to London, U.S. national security adviser John Bolton discussed with British trade minister Liz Truss the possibility of the two countries’ leaders signing a road map declaration toward a trade deal.

That could take place at this month’s G7 summit meeting in France, the official said.

Bolton and British finance minister Sajid Javid discussed the possibility of a temporary trade agreement that covered all sectors. Such a deal could last for something like six months, the official told reporters.

Britain is due to leave the European Union on Oct. 31 and Prime Minister Boris Johnson has said he is prepared to take the country out of the bloc without a deal although he hopes to secure an orderly departure with an agreement.

The current impasse with the EU leaves Britain facing an exit without any formal transition period or legal agreement covering issues such as trade, data transfers and border policy, prompting some businesses to warn of damage to their operations.

During a two-day visit, Bolton told British Prime Minister Boris Johnson that President Donald Trump wanted to see a successful British exit from the European Union on Oct. 31 and that Washington would be ready to work fast on a U.S.-UK free trade agreement. (read more)

Aides to Trump and Johnson are laying the groundwork for an announcement on the issue when they meet on the sidelines of the G-7 summit in France in two weeks. Such a statement could outline a road map for negotiations and how the two countries envision their future trade ties, the official said.

The timing of it — during the G-7 and at their first meeting — would be intended to demonstrate a united front between the U.S. and the U.K as Trump and Johnson gather with European leaders, including German Chancellor Angela Merkel and French President Emmanuel Macron.

CTH could see the outline of what President Trump had in mind back in 2017.  It’s a stunning maneuver, but also difficult to explain.   Think of it like a U.K. version of the NAFTA fatal flaw where Britain is positioned like Mexico/Canada, and the U.S. is positioned like China. There would be massive, beyond stunning, economic up-side for Britain.

What Trump and Johnson could construct is a bilateral trade deal between the U.S. and the U.K that has genuine reciprocity and negligible trade barriers.  Like a trade freeway between the U.K and the U.S, but only between the U.K. and U.S.

With the EU no longer able to influence trade agreements involving the U.K. European companies, and countries (Poland, Hungary etc.) could get tariff-free access to the U.S. market by operating out of Britain, or using transnational shipping through Britain.

Simultaneously, the U.S. could ship tariff free into the EU (to a receiving EU corporation, or EU subsidiary of a U.S. corporation) by exporting to Britain.  The UK would be the hub for massive economic activity between North America and Europe.

If France (the EU) is charging Canada a high duty for imported Canadian cheese; Canada, through the USMCA pact could ship to a holding company in Britain who would then transfer product (duty free) to the receiving French company who is operating in the U.K, and distributing in France.  [A French company in the U.K. would receive in the U.K without the French (EU) duty.]

Eventually all corporations in the EU, who wanted to do business with North America, would start operations in the U.K….. OR, the EU would have to drop it’s one-way tariff policy (ie. the Marshall plan is ended).  Think about the leverage this creates.

Of course this process would completely change the trade dynamic in Europe; and completely change the trade dynamic between Europe and North America.  So how would Trump and Johnson start?  Answer: Establish an interim tripwire to measure success. Hence you get this phrase:

 “[…] Such a deal could last for something like six months, the official told reporters.”…

Of course an interim deal… because the EU bloc will respond to it… so a reevaluation at six months, prior to any massive investment outlays, is exactly what a CEO would create.

Donald Trump isn’t a politician, he’s working through a plan for what he views (we agree) is bigger than any ideological aspects.  “Economic Security is National Security.”

The economics of all things is the priority for President Trump…. step into that lane, or bring forth a policy directive that crosses into that economic lane, and you step into an administration agenda item completely controlled and directed by Donald Trump.

Every policy engagement from the big to the small goes through the prism of economics first and last. Essentially this is the foundation of the Trump doctrine. Brexit, Huawei, Iran, the larger EU, etc., all cross paths with President Trump’s primary focus, U.S. economic wealth, influence and security.

President Donald Trump does not leave anything to chance or misinterpretation…. He’s full bore economic Obsessive Compulsive! …And unapologetic about it.

President Trump has single-handily, and purposefully, stalled the global economy and is forcing massive amounts of wealth back into the United States. In essence Titan Trump is engaged in a process of: (a) repatriating wealth (trade policy); (b) blocking exfiltration (main street policy); (c) creating new and modern economic alliances based on reciprocity; and (d) dismantling the post WWII Marshall plan of global trade and one-way tariffs.

Every minute element within this process, no matter how seemingly small, has President Trump’s full attention. He has assignments to many, but he relies upon none.

 

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214 Responses to Brilliant – President Trump and PM Johnson Structuring Trade Deal to Commence November 1st…

  1. Publius2016 says:

    Truly Brilliant! all the ports would be bustling with INDUSTRY AGAIN! Boston New York and yes, Baltimore would see goods again!!

    Liked by 17 people

  2. Mark1971 says:

    How would this deal not hit the same Pelosi roadblock in the House as USMCA has?

    Liked by 2 people

    • Dutchman says:

      Another advantage of an INTERIM trade deal; I doubt it requires Congressional approval. Six months, Congress can’t decide to agree on their lunch order.

      Liked by 22 people

    • ristvan says:

      Pelosi will cave on USMCA. She has no choice, because PDJT has the unilateral option of just blowing up Nafta rather than replacing it with USMCA.
      I think she is waiting for a time when the optics are more favorable to her. Let Canada pass it after their October election. Then McConnell gets it passed in the Senate early next year with reasonable Dem support from those facing re election in states where USMCA matters, like Michigan. Then she can gracefully bow to the inevitable. The deal is just too important to the Dem midwest union constituencies for her to in the end block it in an election year.

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      • littleanniefannie says:

        Let them blow it up in their faces. They think they’re so smart and so obstructive. Let Geraldine Nadler do her thing. It thinks it is so smart in going for impeachment. If that is the way it wants to play, I only hope President Trump finds a way to bring on the pain!

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        • SwampRatTerrier says:

          I’m with you Annie!

          Pelosi is gonna blow it big time!

          She, Truedope, and the Communist Chinese still think they’ll get President Biden in 2020!

          None of them are “thinkers.”

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      • Fools Gold says:

        Me think you are wise Riva!

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    • Pat Fourney says:

      Pelosi is on the side of PM Trudeau of Canada who has blocked taking up USMC with the Canadian Parliament. In late October, the re-election of Trudeau is up for vote. If he loses, Pelosi loses.

      Johnson is different because he won and is more amenable to aligning with Pres. Trump.

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  3. SD, you said it all so I will just repeat the most important part.

    Win-Win!

    Liked by 10 people

  4. Bob says:

    What a team…our two Countries will keep capitalism flourishing.

    Liked by 4 people

  5. Elric VIII says:

    If Churchill is watching he has to be mightily impressed by our President Trump.

    Liked by 22 people

  6. Perot Conservative says:

    Sweet. Do it.

    Sign USMCA. And where is the Japan deal?

    After these deals inked, if we tariff Hong Kong 25% … wow … major changes!

    Liked by 3 people

  7. dc6aircraft says:

    This great guy Donald J Trump, (Our President) has been so great for this country thus far. Who’d a thunk it possible at all. Let’s hope a pray lots that we get him back in 2020 cuz “WE THE PEOPLE” need it to happen.

    Liked by 12 people

    • littleanniefannie says:

      If only the USCoC realized what a great businessman is at the helm of the country. Think how great America would be if the two most resistant groups—USCoC and liberals-were working to help! PDJT is winning in SPITE of them and their bull💩.

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  8. Are we getting tired of the winning yet, folks?

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  9. Mike in a Truck says:

    And the arrogant turds running the E.U. want to have an E.U. army? They cant/wont pay their NATO bill’s so good luck. And with the withdrawal of the Marshall Plan where will they get the cash? I’m convinced that one of PDJT pincer movements is to destroy the E.U.- carry on.

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    • Phil aka Felipe says:

      “I’m convinced that one of PDJT pincer movements is to destroy the E.U.- carry on.”

      See, Trump IS working for Putin. /s

      Liked by 4 people

    • Dutchman says:

      Mike,
      My conclusion as well. SD’s maganomics 101 ciarse has taken me thru several OMG! moments.
      1) Doesn’t want deal with CCP, wants to break CCP.
      2) ALL resistance to DJT, from every direction, is BECAUSE of his Trade reset.
      3) EU is CCP lite, in Europe, and so he also wants to break up EU.
      4) This trade reset ruins the ‘exfiltration of wealth, and middle class lifestyles the globalists have been engaging in for 20-30 years.

      And, I’ve been commenting for awhile, this is a dagger in the heart of EU. This is a clear, easy to discern for all western europeans, of the stark difference between centrally controlled, heavily regulated economy, unresponsive to the desires of its people, ….and free market capitalism.

      We should see MASSIVE support in individual european nations, for Nationalist parties, with this manuever.
      Italy is probably going there, already.
      France laPen, should see massive upsurge in support. Even Germany.

      WHAT can EU do to counter? Merkel and Macron won’t look happy, at,G-7.
      What will Barry or Kerry tell them to do, NOW?

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      • littleanniefannie says:

        Barry and Kerry need to go to a 🐑🐑🐑farm.

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        • Dutchman says:

          Fertalize it, even better. And I don’t mean av little bit at a time, if you get my drift.
          All at once, thats the ticket!

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          • Daniel M. Camac says:

            Dutchman, Please don’t fertilize with the carrion of those two. NOTHING will ever grow there again, never. Let the flies and maggots enjoy those two. Burp!

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            • Dutchman says:

              Well, FIRST you compost, of coarse! Any organic material, properly composted, reaches 165 degrees, kills off any pathogenic organisms, actually is digested by maggots, worms and bacteria, nothing left of original material or structure.

              As experiment, a guy put used MOTOR oil in one. Digested it, entirely and no trace of oils or metal particles, etc. GONE!

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              • Daniel M. Camac says:

                Whoa, now that is something I would never have believed. Being a scientist myself, I would have guessed there would be some trace of metals left, but the proof is in the pudding. When can we begin the Barry-Kerry experiment? 😉

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              • Your Tour Guide says:

                They have something here at a State Park
                in Georgia like that. Composting toilets with
                worms.

                It’s at the Len Foote Hike Inn. Really neat
                place. Can only get to it on foot. 5 mile hike.
                Good food, too.

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                • Dutchman says:

                  If you want an interesting read, actually informative and entertaining, try “Humanmanure handbook”, I believe it is.

                  The standard way we deal with,…well Ship High In Transit isn’t really ,…well all that great.

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              • yucki says:

                Hair-plugs [ketchup] too?

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                • Dutchman says:

                  Oh, yeah.They’ve put large animal carcases, only thing is MAYBE piece of skull or hip.

                  Engine oil, acetone, benzene, all sorts of nasty chemicals.
                  Plastics, which are 99% refined petroleum.

                  Then theres rendering, thats quicker. Turns everything to ash,….but the feet. Not enough fat on em.

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      • Dutch,
        My thought is that he wants to break up the EU for 2 other reasons: 1. Destroy Socialism 2. Eliminate the tax cheating allowed by Euro companies with HQ here, accounts receivable there, doing business everywhere else.

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        • Dutchman says:

          First rrason, agree, my thinking too, although I would call it “Conmunism-lite”, the second frankly hadn’t occurred to me.
          Good un.
          PDJT’s Trade Reset, it does seem, destroys the ‘playing field’ which has enabled SD’s “exfiltration of wealth” (and middle class jobs and lifestyle) permanently.
          And hard to see any way to reverse it for many years after he leaves office.

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  10. StanH says:

    Get’em President Trump.

    Liked by 4 people

  11. Marygrace Powers says:

    Really is stunning to watch POTUS cementing
    solid bi-lateral agreements across the globe/
    BENEFICIAL TO BOTH COUNTRIES.

    Compare STUPID/CORRUPT politicians/vs.
    HONEST BUSINESSMAN PDJT – NOT EVEN CLOSE

    Liked by 12 people

  12. desperatelyseekingmelania says:

    UK, desperate for an economic lifeline, may just throw their doors wide open to US companies

    Liked by 1 person

  13. Given that both World Wars were European nations fighting against each other, it’s silly to think that an economic union between them would have or need an “Army.” Plainly, what the EU organizers really wanted was “The United States of Europe, with its capitol in Brussels, DC.” But they’re not going to get it – ever.

    The EU should have stopped early, as a purely trade Union between the various still-sovereign nations.

    Liked by 2 people

    • Dutchman says:

      “The EU should have stopped early,..”
      This was NEVER “just” a trade union, that was the illusion.
      They bought off the populace with opening up travel, etc. And sure trading bloc negotiations. But mainly it was a subterfuge. Like AOC’s controller was recorded saying about GND, how its not really about ‘environment’; its,about establishing control.

      EU is Conmunism, unpure and simple.
      And its going,…..down!

      Liked by 6 people

    • CorwinAmber says:

      yeah, I was speaking to a French economist a few years back and he lamented that the EU had decided on a single currency rather than a common currency…I told him you already had a common currency and he looked at me somewhat quizzically so I hit him with the punch line: the US Dollar! We both chuckled and then went back to drinking some splendid French wine and eating some fine fromage…bon appetit!

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  14. scrap1ron says:

    The UK doesn’t need any “orderly” deal agreement with the EU. WTO international trade rules will apply just as they do for trade between the EU and other countries. Give the EU the middle finger salute and get on with it, Boris.

    Liked by 5 people

  15. litlbit2 says:

    Sundance🙏🙏🙏🇺🇸🇺🇸🎉👍

    Liked by 1 person

  16. Louisiana Tea Rose says:

    I LOVE THIS PHOTO.

    You could say that it’s fitting that he is the one man who has demonstrated, more than any other world leader, he could fill the shoes, and sit in the chair of the most consequential player of the 20th century.

    Liked by 5 people

  17. 335blues says:

    Awesome. It would be great to have England back as a trusted ally.

    Liked by 7 people

    • billrla says:

      Container loads of Kinky Boots, heading for American shores. Bloody good show! (as was “Kinky Boots,” too–the movie, at least). Place your orders now.

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    • GB Bari says:

      So I guess PDJT has reconciled with PM Johnson re. the use of UK’s Five Eyes capabilities and MI6 personnel / associates to spy on the Candidate Trump, the Trump campaign, and then President Trump? It appears that the economic leverage against and advantage over the EU outweighs whatever friction the Muh Russia/Spygate scandal may have caused.

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      • Dutchman says:

        Economic Security is National Security.

        See, Conmunist in the British, Australian, New Zealand, Italy and U.S. Government conspired to influence the outcome of a U.S. election,…and failed.

        It COULD be said that PDJT has SUCCESFULY influenced the outcome of elections in Italy, Australia and Great Britain.

        The parties that countenanced and supported the coup attempt, they are GONE. Granted, not hung, or legally hung out to dry,, but OUT OF POWER.

        F*ck with the Bull, get the horn.
        And, like the mature bull said;
        “Better yet, son; lets WALK down, and f*ck em all!”

        Liked by 1 person

        • Dutch,
          You’re growing on me. Sorry for the stalking-esque multiple replies. I’m just sifting through the comments.

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          • Dutchman says:

            No worries. I gotta say, I am loving the demeanor of the house, lately.
            Lotta love and respect all around, and it feels great.
            No “Jane, you ignorant slut!”, just “respectfully disagree”, or presenting a different point of view!
            Its actually GREAT to be challenged, as it tests the validity of our views.
            So long as its done with respect,
            recognising that we are all expressing opinions.
            Yeah, Treehouse is a very comfortable place to hang,…

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  18. sundance says:

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  19. willthesuevi says:

    “Eventually all corporations in the EU, who wanted to do business with North America, would start operations in the U.K….. OR, the EU would have to drop it’s one-way tariff policy (ie. the Marshall plan is ended). Think about the leverage this creates.”

    That loud noise we all just heard were millions of a**ho1es in Europe slamming shut. Right before the leftist screams permeate the air.

    Trumpian – I like that!

    Liked by 5 people

  20. SteveT says:

    Typo or mis-dictation in penultimate paragraph of post. Shouldn’t it read “President Trump has single handedly” rather than handily.

    SteveT

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  21. ristvan says:

    There is an interesting subdynamic to this chess gambit with a no deal Brexit then a quick bilat with UK and a 6 month ‘reset’. It puts the EU heavily on notice during that 6 months. They, not UK, are the EU trade bad actors. This forces them to show some of their cards, which gives PDJT an EU trade negotiating advantage later in 2020 after ‘done’ with China.

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  22. SAM-TruthFreedomLiberty says:

    HA! It’s already too late. We win anyway.
    China / HK will also be a EU problem. They will agree to a deal before the end of the year.
    Then all the pressure will be on China.

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    • Dutchman says:

      I don’t know. I THINK we all agree PDJT knows and has known all along there will be no deal with China.
      And, we know he dorsn’t LIKE multilateral trade deals.

      And, just,as China never honors any deal it makes, England had a,SPECIAL arrangement with EU, that was,SUPPOSED to include an escape clause.

      We,all see how,well EU honored THAT.
      So, given all that, WHY in the,world would PDJT make a deal with EU?

      Early on, DJT said to Merkel “Perhaps the,U.S. and Germany could make a seperate, bi-lateral trade deal, then?”

      And Merkel lectured him like he was a dolt, about how it works,..how we HAVE to negotiate with EU, not induvidual members. She actually thought he was that naive and uninformed, LOL!

      He’s making her regret that, now!

      Anyway, I’m not at all convinced he has ANY intention of signing a Trade deal with the EU; WHY would he?

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      • GB Bari says:

        Agree. Unless I misread earlier reports, PDJT dislikes the EU (both the concept itself and the actual organization & leaders) immensely. If he does negotiate with the EU, it will only be for a deal that is unquestionably advantageous to the US for the foreseeable long term.

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        • Dutchman says:

          Bilateral deals, good for BOTH Countries, and moving towards reciprocal or -0- tariffs (his stated, long term goal) with each country, yes.
          But he will walk away from a deal if its not good for U.S., and no deal with E.U. is likely to be good for U.S.

          So, just like with China, he will USE tariffs to ‘claw back’ some of the,$ they have stolen, while ultimately destroying the Conmunist control.

          Like a nuetron bomb, decimates the conmunist leadership, while leaving thr country intact. For both EU and China.

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      • He wouldn’t cut a deal with the EU
        … because he’s creating the UK TEMPLATE for other “Exiteers” to follow.

        Who’s next: Poland, Italy, Greece …

        If the EU tries to screw em, what’s to prevent Bankruptcy Declarations to cancel their Debt.

        Imagine what they could demand the EU give THEM!

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        • Dutchman says:

          Exactly. Don’t forget Hungary, perhaps Baltics and Netherlands. They are small, but still.

          The Irony is, Englanf negotiated a SPECIAL deal with EU, unlike all other countries.It, get this had an escape clause, because people of England wouldn’t approve, otherwise.
          So, other countries gotta be thinking “If THIS is what it looks like, with an escape clause, imagine whatvit will be like, WITHOUT any escape clause! Blow that, we’re just awalkin!
          Last one out, turn out the lights!

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  23. SHV says:

    ” It puts the EU heavily on notice during that 6 months. ”
    *****
    A sure as the Sun rises in the East, the EU Politburo in Brussels has plans to punish the UK and will attempt to tank the UK economy. With an agreement in place, EU hits the UK, PDJT slaps a 25% tariff on EU cars, trucks and buses. With approx. 47% of German GDP dependent on exports, Merkel won’t know whether to sh*t or go blind, as the Deplorable saying goes. :>)

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    • SwampRatTerrier says:

      But London is the Financial Capital of all Europe.

      London’s City (financial district) can bring the EU to their knees by cutting off all their credit immediately then if the EU is that stupid………

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  24. 1970novass396 says:

    Tony Blair and his band of Globalist have more to do….then again Teresa (that’s a man baby) May has plenty of spare time to help Blair and his cabal. The Globalist are having to work much harder these days with Trump and perhaps with Boris running the show against them. We’ll see.

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  25. Deplore Able says:

    It seems like this deal really puts the UK in the driver’s seat in negotiating the Brexit with the EU. Go ahead EU, don’t make a deal with us and sit back and see what the UK and its new trade pal have been planning. BTW the USA is the world’s largest economy and largest market. USA and UK are now BFF on trade. Too bad USA is ready to impose tariffs on EU.

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  26. snellvillebob says:

    This also will motivate the EU to want a more fair trade agreement by the time Brexit happens. Either way, we win and the UK wins.

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  27. USA First! says:

    I love that picture!

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  28. Greg1 says:

    President Trump has sorta found a way to do to the EU, through the the UK, what the EU was doing to us, through Canada and Mexico.

    Wonder how long it will take them to figure THAT out?

    It’ll take them a lot longer to figure out how to beat it…….

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  29. ristvan says:

    Lurking Lawyer here.
    I was curious as to how PDJT could put a quick bilateral into 6 month effect without congressional approval like required for USMCA.

    The answer lies in a provision of the 1993 trade negotiation authority Act, which also established the separate USMCA ‘fast track’ authority that prevents congress from demanding USMCA revisions.

    19USC§2902 gives PDJT the ability to modify any bilateral (only) tariff or nontariff trade barriers provided:
    1. The other country (UK) formally requests first
    2. Congress is given 60 day written notice of intent to negotiate per request (September for Nov 1)
    3. Reviewed/revised by PDJT in consuktation with USITC at least annually—consultation does does not mean ITC approval is required, only that they are involved. Usual ITC roll is to imposed dumping duties when requested by a US corporation.
    4. Maximum duration not more than 10 years

    Bingo. Pelosi has NO say at all.

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    • Snow Patrol says:

      Thank you for your legal perspective. I always look forward to your comments.

      Liked by 7 people

      • Daniel M. Camac says:

        Snow Patrol, That makes two of us. Show me another blog that attracts truly intelligent and informative people the way CTH does. I miss some of the older posters though and I’ve only been sitting on a limb for ~3 years. But it’s been the best 3 years of my life.

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        • dallasdan says:

          Make that three of us on this comment, and countless additional Treepers.

          Liked by 4 people

          • HK becomes China. USA recognizes HK as China and their currency becomes worthless as China punishes them rather than converting to Yuan at a fair price. Everyone is forced to sanction China for destroying HK citizens with tanks, et al.
            China swirls down the drain and the EU tanks as well, chasing bad money after worse into China and Iran.
            The US economy booms and then maybe? we get some indictments…
            But hopefully the hanging ropes are hung at the gallows very soon. #Christmasgiftfrommywife.

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    • GB Bari says:

      Sweet. As long as the USITC cannot block it (I have to assume there are anti Trump agents within that quasi-judicial agency).

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    • Great post, ristvan!
      Been wondering why 2 vacancies for the 9-Judge ITC.
      Plus 1 confirmed but not yet sworn in.
      Any perspectives?

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      • ristvan says:

        BKR, Nope.
        Dating myself, my last formal ITC interaction was as an expert witness on behalf of Harley Davidson on antidumping motorcycle duties against Japan late 1970’s, early in my career. Spend three months in Japan on their behalf gathering evidence. ITC put 30% on for just four years, enough time for Harley to revise its quality and manufacturing systems per our recommendations to survive in a ‘Harley rumble’ 1/3 of US market segment that I also helped identify.
        Three Fun anecdotes from that early professional year.

        1. So I am meeting very senior Honda MC execs at Honda HQ. They demanded as a condition of meeting that we submitted 10 written questions in advance they would answer. So I read the first submitted question in English, my translator translates it, and then the most senior Honda exec says to me in perfect English, “very sorry, Japanese translation is not exactly what you asked, so we cannot answer. Please go to question 2.”

        2. So Honda then grants me permission to tour their Kumamoto plant making 150cc motorcycle engines for Asia (none for US.) Their purpose was to send a competitive advantage message so ITC would not rule dumping. First semi fully automated engine plant I ever saw. Lights out literally in the 24/7 aluminum injection molding components plant. Humans only in there one shift to do preventative maintenance on all the robots. So we are then on a catwalk over the engine assembly operation. All employees in white overalls, white floor. Never seen a white assembly plant before anywhere before or since. So I asked, why white? And the answer was, “so we can instantly spot any assembly problem anywhere for any reason.”
        That gave me Deming six sigma quality control religion very early in my first career.

        3. So I am interviewing US Harley dealers to understand their understanding of their market. Guy has a loaded shotgun in his office. I ask why. He says, some of my customers (Hells Angels) get upset sometimes; this calms them down. Just then (and I am convinced this dealer planned this to explain it to me) a big black leathered Harley customer barges into his office, asks him who the hell am I, gives me a push, then asks, Is my ass black? Well, fearing death, I said yes. He Laughed and said, “Damn right. And I am going to ride Harley’s until my ass is white.’ The Harley rumble segment personified

        BTW, I still ride. True Anecdotes for Treeper enjoyment only.

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  30. Dutchman says:

    I MAY be too enthusiastic, but I THINK we are going to see why EU and globalists in British government fought so hard to prevent Brexit.

    Can you say “Beginning of the end of EU”, 20-30 Times? This could have significant effects on helping Nationalist parties thruout europe, perhaps even elsewhere like Canada, insuring trudopes defeat.

    He is creating a new “Big Club”; countries who engage in fair, bilateral trade, like G.B. And, everybody else (China, EU) who AIN’T in it!

    PDJT has SAID “We are a WORLDWIDE movement”, and its true. He and America are leading the charge, but there IS a worldwide rejection of the globalists and their agenda.

    And its a beautiful thing,…

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  31. Pyrthroes says:

    We love this, just for the fact that ye ole Anglosphere –which includes Australia-New Zealand, Britain, Canada, in various paradigmatic combinations– will stuff Brussels’ EU kleptarchs, Putin’s Cossacks, Hsi’s iron rice-bowl New Mandarinate, back in their dirigiste playpens.

    Give ‘er another generation, to the 36-year inflection-point of 2004 – 2040, and these free-market, entrepreneurial economies will have so far outpaced their grunt-stuff, pusillanimous competitors as to render late-21st Century developments an Anglospheric Era comparable to Spain’s 16th Century New World absent Aztecs, Incas, El Dorado.

    Though few appreciate it, the Holocene Interglacial Epoch ended in 12,250 + 3,500 – 14,400 = AD 1350 (Roman calendar, skewed by the 1,500-year Younger Dryas “cold shock” ending 10,450 YBP). Coincident with a 70+ year “dead sun” Grand Solar Minimum similar to those of AD 1350 – 1420, 1645 – 1715, within our children’s lifetimes Info-Tech’s looming AI Singularity will foster abiogenic, hyperlinked, impenetrable Cloud Minds from c. 2030 on. As self-emergent “symbiontic exocetes” evolve, they and free-range Humanity will arise en masse off Planet Earth as cyclical Pleistocene Ice Time grips Gaia for 102 future kiloyears.

    Once decisively off-planet, “classic liberal” John Locke, Adam Smith, J.S. Mill economies based on 5,000 years of Greco-Roman, Judaeo-Christian law and culture, will make nonsense of brutish collectivists’ crass-and-vulgar, crypto-totalitarian Police States in every infantile-regressive aspect.

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  32. eric says:

    Two great blonds but brothers not
    make the North united stand
    It’s power be seen to grow
    and fear possess the Eastern land.

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  33. TradeBait says:

    Boris will feel like he was elected king. Going down in history as an international right hand of PDT will be impressive. No doubt that this is it, sundance. PDT’s had this rolling around in his head and you could tell in past interviews before he became POTUS he knew what needed to happen. All he needed was an elite group like MI, key/trusted associates and deplorables to have his back.

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  34. grlangworth says:

    Sundance, this view of yours re: the UK – US trade situation fills the room with hope.

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  35. MLK says:

    Don’t for a moment think that Bolton is the public face of this play because the POTUS thought he was spending too much time around the office doodling. Or because Lighthizer complained about working too hard.

    The POTUS likes to leverage his leverage. The timing, G7, and Bolton mean that the POTUS is about to snap Merkel/Germany like a butter bean. Germany, which is entering a recession, now faces threats to its auto exports in both the US and UK.

    Unless I miss my mark, Nord Stream II is on the table.

    The brilliance of this strategy is that the POTUS will then leverage the leveraged leverage with Putin.

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    • Dutchman says:

      I agree. If you notice, Bolton is prominent in that meeting in Canada, G-7 just before meeting with Kim.

      People have questioned PDJT having Bolton on his staff.
      He does it for one reason: it causes Mercel, Macron, May, Trudope and all of Obummers buds to pucker, every time Bolton walks in the room.

      And I don’t mean their mouths. And PDJT,…LOVES it! Negotiating tactic.

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    • Wit's End says:

      Bolton is intelligent, well informed, tough, and quick to spot the run-around. EU has real trouble dealing with him. “Somebody get him out of here.” President Trump walks smiling into the room glad-handing everybody and suddenly it’s “We want Bolton!” Bad cop—worse cop.

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    • willthesuevi says:

      Agree with all of you, but would like to add an observation.

      I am impressed, though I should not be surprised, that President Trump did not fill his cabinet with “Yes Men and Women”.

      In today’s world, a leader that confident in his own abilities and not threatened by different viewpoints is refreshing.

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  36. Daniel M. Camac says:

    Sundance, I love the last picture of President Donald Trump sitting in that chair. It reminded me of my Dad and the look of wisdom, confidence and respect all rolled into one. Then I noticed the worn edges on the chair, the beautiful rug and the even more beautiful hardwood flooring that looks aged as well. The whole picture just looks EPIC, just like our President!

    Oh and btw, thanks for this awesome news regarding a possible trade deal with GB. Please don’t ever reveal who you are so we can continue to get REAL news. God Bless!

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  37. dd_sc says:

    Booming trade between USA and Britain a possible catylist to get the Visegrad countries to exit EU and negotiating their own deals.

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  38. weirdflunky says:

    I wonder if Trump demands a full disclosure of all of the British “help” our FBI/Justice coup plotters got from May’s govt as part of the deal?

    I know I would.

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  39. yonason says:

    OK, Boris. We’ve got this

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  40. DaughterofLiberty says:

    Hahahahahaha!! Jug Ears Barry just had another bad day – no longer “You go to the back of the que” for GB! Rather, you mates get to come to the front of the line !! (Oh, how posh and clever it was of Jug Ears to have used the term ‘que’ – NOT).

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  41. NJF says:

    Oh the things our POTUS does while Congress is off living large on a 6-7 week vacation, with much of it on our dime too.

    Here’s hoping that Boris doesn’t screw it up!

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  42. Fools Gold says:

    The Brits are gonna have to get use to winning and watching liberals heads explode like they do here in the good ole US of A!

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  43. So now the truth can finally come out into the open. That massive data center in Utah is not the NSA. It is really the Sundance operation. That’s the only plausible explanation. Because it is impossible for anything less to so accurately foresee events as complicated as what we see here at CTH. So once again, thank you to the thousands of SD workers at the Utah facility to explain in laymen’s terms what used to be a mystery to us.

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    • Dutchman says:

      I once posted a comment, only 1/2 facetiously, that Sundance HAD to be an AI, like “Deep Blue”, for similar reasoning.
      That no mere human being, nay even small group of human beings, could possibly produce the in depth yet wide ranging material regularly posted here in articles by “Sundance”.
      I see nothing to cause me to retract that comment, yet.

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  44. Big Jake says:

    If this requires Congressional approval then forget it.

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  45. kltk1 says:

    Wow. That was fantastic. Thanks, SD.

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  46. Ghost says:

    Observations from a smaller limb.

    Posted about this was the right time yesterday along with some U.K. Economic numbers. When announced this move will end a lot of uncertainty in the markets. Should be fun to watch.

    Yes, Dutchman I’m in complete agreement no China deal and end of E.U. are my thoughts also. PDJT is zeroing in on complete reorganization of world trade. Eastern Europe will soon play a larger part as will India.
    😎

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    • Dutchman says:

      Ghost,
      Funny my thoughts have been on Eastern Europe, as well.
      Like someone “burned” by a con artist is less likely to fall forvit a second time,
      Eastern Europe KNOW Conmunism.
      They RECOGNISE Conmunism.

      You can put lipstick and a dress on it, they STILL know itvwhen they see it.
      And they REJECT it.

      My cheek muscles are cramping up, again from grinning so dang hard!

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    • Ditto.

      RE India, seems like the scope-and-scale of the required transformation of their “regulatory-state culture” will take awhile … not to mention potential setbacks from any skirmishes with Pakistan over Kashmir.

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    • NC Patriot says:

      And he will finalize a deal with Abe in Japan soon—–

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  47. dallasdan says:

    The “Remainers” in Parliament are in a real pickle, and they, together with Blair and May, will be scrambling feverishly to delay the Oct. 1 Brexit. It will force the hand of any fence-sitting MP to read the teal leaves and decide how important re-election is to him/her.

    The same “Trumpquake” trade announcement is shaking the foundation of the EU globalists, and they will go all-in to impair its success. Hence, the interim agreement with the UK is brilliant, providing a planned/scheduled opportunity to parry whatever EU promises/threats are made to the UK.

    This is the first shot in the new (BJ) war to free the UK from EU domination.

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    • Dutchman says:

      I wonder. Are there parallels between easing England from EU, and easing N.K. from China?
      Compare/contrast. There are definetly differences, of coarse. But are their also similarities?

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      • dallasdan says:

        Interesting comparison. I anticipate the former to be much less complicated and a more peaceful undertaking than the latter. The comparative levels of influence/control of the EU and China are very different.

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        • Dutchman says:

          Yes, definetly differences AND similarities. For instance, both controlling entities fighting like heck to hang on, but seperation inevitable.
          Both controlling entities take it as a major blow to ‘lose’ NK for China, England for EU.

          In fact, it may be fatal blow for each. Actual Brexit may start stampede to leave EU.

          And, for China, to relinquish NK, for a totalitarian dictatorship,….well its just not DONE. If China ‘can’t’ maintain control of NK, then its,control of Taiwan, Hong Kong, even mainland provinces along with dominance of China sea and Spratley islands becomes in doubt.
          Thats WHY ‘dictators gotta dictate’. Any perception of weakness is potentially fatal to a totalitarian regime.

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        • Dutchman says:

          Yes, definetly differences AND similarities. For instance, both controlling entities fighting like heck to hang on, but seperation inevitable.
          Both controlling entities take it as a major blow to ‘lose’ NK for China, England for EU.

          In fact, it may be fatal blow for each. Actual Brexit may start stampede to leave EU.

          And, for China, to relinquish NK, for a totalitarian dictatorship,….well its just not DONE. If China ‘can’t’ maintain control of NK, then its,control of Taiwan, Hong Kong, even mainland provinces along with dominance of China sea and Spratley islands becomes in doubt.
          Thats WHY ‘dictators gotta dictate’. Any perception of weakness is potentially fatal to a totalitarian regime.
          And the EU, ‘losing’ England, is a similar perception problem.

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  48. Dan Kinsella says:

    You forgot to mention the effect of the tax reform act, to repatriate dollars. Part of the same strategy.

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  49. Sundance, you KILLED it.

    Brilliant Analogies … that only “well-curated” Treepers could fully appreciate.

    Only to be outdone by your Strategic Options, no less your Geopolitical Implications.

    Not to mention that twinkle in your eye as you ponder how long it would take us to connect Britain WINNING with China LOSING as they crush the economic futures of Britain’s former colony Hong Kong!

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