Selin ATAY-TDO- United States President Donald Trump asserted on Tuesday that his administration's priority is to make good business conditions in the US, and also he turned to Twitter to say that the US national security can't be used as an "excuse" to make it hard for other countries and especially for China to buy US products.
Trump responded on Twitter to US media reports that a bill to halt deliveries to China of jet engines manufactured by CFM International, a joint venture of General Electric (GE) and French firm Safran, was on the agenda.
Donald Trump explicitly said he wanted to make it easier to do business with his country. “The United States cannot, & will not, become such a difficult place to deal with in terms of foreign countries buying our product, including for the always used National Security excuse, that our companies will be forced to leave in order to remain competitive.”
Also he demonstrated his intention by giving the example that he wanted China to buy US jet engines. “We want to sell product and goods to China and other countries. That’s what trade is all about. We don’t want to make it impossible to do business with us. That will only mean that orders will go to someplace else. As an example, I want China to buy our jet engines, the best in the World.”
Commenting on the possibility of the US imposing new trade restrictions on China, Trump insisted that the decision would be "ridiculous," as he "wants to make it EASY to do business with the United States, not difficult."
“I have seen some of the regulations being circulated, including those being contemplated by Congress, and they are ridiculous. I want to make it EASY to do business with the United States, not difficult. Everyone in my Administration is being so instructed, with no excuses THE UNITED STATES IS OPEN FOR BUSINESS!”
Trump's statements come two days after The Wall Street Journal reported that the US could block deliveries of General Electric and French Safran SA jet engines to China amid renewed tensions over alleged technology theft.
The development comes a month after the US and China signed a Phase One Deal on a broader trade agreement that was a breakthrough in a trade war that had been simmering between the two major economies for nearly 18 months.