No doubt, there was love in the game, at least on the part of the Federal President. Very friendly was the conversation with Donald Trump, said Ueli Maurer , when it was over, and he sounded not so, as I pray he is merely the usual phrase for such Meeting. The US President was "very directly, more politician than Diplomat", and that he treasures. It is a description that would also fit on Mason, the former chief bullhorner of the SVP. What had to say Trump himself visit, do not know you, unlike the most of the Visit of the Americans to let this time not even a short question and answer session at the Greeting. But to take Mason at his word, has spoken out Trump in principle for a free trade agreement between Switzerland and the USA.
For Maurer's optimism, there are so reasons. He was the first German President ever to be interviewed in the White house, that he could bring to the top level of the trade agreements that the U.S. President shows an interest in: All of these are positive signals. It is finally too long since dominated the tax dispute and black money, the political relations between the two States. Nevertheless, the path to a Deal is still far. The decisive factor will be the extent to which Trumps Goodwill into concrete instructions to his Administration translated: it Remains for the nice words to the address of the masons? Or he instructs his trade Robert Lighthizer officer in order to lift the ongoing talks with Switzerland to the next level?
At the Meeting in the Oval Office Lighthizer, unlike Seco Director Marie – Gabrielle Ineichen-Fleisch took part. He currently has many other pending tasks. Because of the escalating trade war with China that makes the markets nervous, and America's farmers angry. There are also the negotiations on trade agreements with the EU, Japan and the UK, which stalled for various reasons, all of them are. Switzerland has no priority, a fact Mason admitted on Thursday itself. He took a look, what is the hope of the Switzerland: you can present the USA as a straightforward negotiating partner, with the help of a speedy agreement is possible. It would be for Trump to have at least a small success: Up to now, the self-styled Dealmaker, the language in the campaign from the new trade agreements can report to only a single conclusion – with South Korea.
Maurer gave at a media conference information about his Meeting with Donald Trump in the White house . Video: SRF
but Above all, Switzerland must be politically clear on what you want from a contract with the United States – and what concessions it is willing to take. Swiss cheese export like your dream, to bring their products to the US market. But, conversely, the Congress will agree to a contract that provides no facilitated access for the American agricultural industry, never. Time is of the essence: as early as next year in the United States re-elections, which blocked a lot of things. Mason can feel so of Trumps tones encouraged. But if the U.S. President has shown in his two and a half years in office, it On his words alone, one should not give too much.
Created: 17.05.2019, 02:58 PM