Europe’s Pitch to Trump: You Already Have a Good Trade Deal


BRUSSELS—The European Union’s top trade official arrives in Washington Tuesday with a daunting task: convince the Trump administration that, contrary to White House claims, the bloc’s economic relationship with the U.S. is fair.

In two days of meetings, EU Trade Commissioner Cecilia Malmstrom will press counterparts including Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross to exempt the bloc from President Donald Trump’s steel and aluminum tariffs, which are set to take effect Friday.