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"We're starting the negotiation right now but we know very much where it's going", the president said.

Mr Trump noted the two continents together make up more than 50% of the world's trade, and said it would be good if they removed all tariffs and trade barriers as part of the discussions.

Trump agreed on Wednesday to refrain from imposing vehicle tariffs while the two sides launch negotiations to cut other trade barriers.

The leaders also agreed that as long as negotiations were ongoing, "we'll hold off further tariffs and reassess existing tariffs on steel and aluminum", Juncker said.

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They also agreed to increase trade in services and agriculture, including greater USA soy bean exports to the EU.

Meanwhile, Mr Juncker also claimed victory, saying a pledge by the USA to hold off on tariffs against cars built in the European Union was a "major concession".

While the US president can claim his aggressive approach is working, consumers, farmers and businesses are feeling the pain from the retaliatory measures imposed to counter the raft of USA tariffs on steel, aluminum and tens of billions of dollars in products from China put in place in recent weeks. "And the media said this would lead to a trade war". Trump said. "Hope they do it, we are ready - but they won't!" he said.

Mr Trump told reporters it was a "very big day for free and fair trade" and vowed to "resolve the steel and aluminium tariff issues".

The US and the European Union have stepped back from a possible trade war, with the announcement of a proposal to ease tensions and avoid more tariffs.

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These comments contrasted greatly with comments out of Berlin, where the spokesman for Chancelor Angela Merkel welcomed the "constructive" meeting.

The news comes after Trump threatened tariffs on auto imports, and Reuters reported the European Commission is preparing retaliatory tariffs. We will therefore work closely together with like-minded partners to reform the WTO and to address unfair trading practices, including intellectual property theft, forced technology transfer, industrial subsidies, distortions created by state owned enterprises, and overcapacity. "They have gone very dark", Kudlow said, adding that the US remained open to talks if China decides to return to the table.

American stock markets jumped in their last half-hour of trading in response to reports of a US-EU agreement.

Juncker said the United States had agreed to build more LNG export terminals to increase supplies to Europe.

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