Cargill official supports global trade amid US tariffs 19 Jun 18

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) – The Minnesota-based agricultural and shipping giant Cargill is emerging as a leading voice in support of global trade as President Donald Trump imposes tariffs on other countries.

Devry Boughner Vorwerk is Cargill’s chief of global corporate affairs. She says that global trade can be used to promote the environment, education and equality.

The Star Tribune reports that Trump recently announced tariffs that’ll raise the price of U.S. imports of aluminum and steel from Canada, Mexico and the European Union. The president says the tariffs will rebuild the U.S. steel and aluminum industries and increase U.S. manufacturing jobs.

Vorwerk wants the U.S. to return to the Trans-Pacific Partnership trade agreement, support the North American Free Trade Agreement, end the Cuban embargo and open trade with North Korea.

Information from: Star Tribune, http://www.startribune.com