Trump administration: U.S. could import billions in U.K. oil, coal, steel from France, Germany, Japan, Australia and South Korea
The Trump administration is pushing the United States to import billions of barrels of crude oil from France and Germany, the United Kingdom and South Africa to support its domestic energy production, according to the White House.
The move follows President Donald Trump’s decision to lift an Obama-era ban on oil imports from Russia and the United Arab Emirates, a move that was expected to boost the United Steelworkers union.
The new import ban, which Trump announced Friday, also applies to coal and steel products from the European Union.
The president’s move is one of the first steps toward an overhaul of U.N. rules governing energy imports from other nations that have been in place since 2016, the administration said in a statement.
The United States imports nearly all of its oil from other countries, according the State Department.
“The United States must continue to be the world’s leading oil producer and exporter to ensure we can meet our commitments to the international community to reduce global greenhouse gas emissions,” State Department spokeswoman Heather Nauert said in an email.
“Importing U.H.G. and U.A.F. heavy crude oil is consistent with that goal.”
The U.G., the world oil giant, is also pushing for increased production from its new terminals in Norway and the U.B.C.A., as well as new pipeline projects to ship liquefied natural gas and oil from North Dakota to markets around the world.
The White House said the administration would continue to support the U-H-G-A deal, even after it ends.
The U.W. and other trade groups have challenged the UAW-supported deal in court.
has been exporting oil and other products from Europe and Asia since the early 1970s.
In addition to European Union members, U.M.F.-produced oil from Canada, Norway, Russia, the European Economic Area and Australia is also considered a major export.
U.S.-made cars, however, are not eligible for imports under the current deal.
The Trump-backed deal, which would take effect next year, would exempt U.U.-made goods from import quotas.
“Our goal is to have our exports to the U (U.K.) and our exports from the U of A. be subject to the same rules as other foreign markets,” White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer said.
“That is why the President is taking action to provide an even playing field for U.D.
G and U-DG heavy crude.”
The new U.R.E. deal is being supported by the United Auto Workers, which represents some 2,300 U.
Auto workers, and other unions, which represent workers in the auto industry.
It would provide $8.5 billion in aid to the industry and help the UAA recover $50 billion in costs.
The deal would also require that companies comply with other international standards for the transportation of petroleum products, including requirements that their vehicles be designed and manufactured to meet international standards and comply with all environmental laws and regulations.