This list, Get in line, list of countries waiting out Trump's term grows, contains 7 data items. The key items for Get in line, list of countries waiting out Trump's term grows are North Korea, China, Mexico, Iran, European Union, Japan, Canada, .Description of North Korea: <p>After two unprecedented summits - one in Singapore (2018) and the other in Hanoi Vietnam (2019) - that seemed to affirm Trump's unorthodox diplomacy, the relationship between Trump and Kim in 2020 has since regressed to square one. On <b>May 4th, 2019</b>, North Korea resumed the test launches of its missiles - an act that broke a diplomatic pause of missile launches in more than a year.</p><p>The missiles launched were short-range ballistic missiles; the payload they carry do not threaten the U.S. mainland. However, the message they carry is potent. In breaking the diplomatic pause, Kim is sending a message that if talks do not improve, North Korea can easily resume the testing of long-range ballistic missiles. On the latest missile test, Trump tweeted that Kim "does not want to break his promise to me. Deal will happen!". This statement could signal two things: (a) a carrot - the U.S. remain committed to the nuclear deal talks ("Deal will happen") - and (b) a stick - an unspoken threat if North Korea resume its ICBM tests (Kim "does not want to break his promise to me").</p><p>However, with the 2020 U.S. Presidential Elections looming, the momentum has tipped in North Korea's favour. Trump will be under time pressure to prove that his North Korea diplomacy works. Kim could do a full-court press on the U.S. for sweeter concessions (sanctions relief without total disarmament). In the worse case, if negotiations goes south, Kim could still wait it out until the next U.S. Presidential elections to try again. After all, firstly, Kim has no term limits and secondly, the unprecedented summits that Trump has initiated now give greater operating room for the next president to sit down with Kim.</p>. Description of China: <p>With potential contenders throwing their hats into the ring for the 2020 Republican primaries as well as U.S. Presidential Elections, the U.S.-China trade war negotiations just gained a new dimension. If the China economy can hold up amidst the trade war, then the Chinese will hold more clout at the negotiation table, given that time has more pressure on Trump than it has for Xi. </p><p>Earlier in May, the US-China trade talks concluded without a deal. Not longer after, the warning shots were fired; Trump ordered a hike in tariffs on $200 billion in Chinese products. On <b>13 May</b>, China returned shots by raising retaliatory tariffs on $60 billion in U.S. goods. It remains to be seen whether the Trump administration will escalate this conflict by following through on the threat to put 25% tariffs on the $325 billion in the remaining un-taxed Chinese goods.</p><p>While the trade war hurts both of the world's top two largest economies, any damage to the US economy carries an extra punch for Trump's upcoming elections and Trump's brand as a masterful deal-maker. China hopes this time pressure will lead to Trump expediting a trade deal that does not require China to concede much while giving Trump the perception of a win in this war. However, if U.S. decides not to budge, China could still wait out and observe the election process and judge whether to make a concession that increases Trump's chance of a second-term or reserve the concessions for negotiations with the next President of the United States. This privilege of waiting-out, however, hinges strongly on the impact of the tariffs on the Chinese economy.</p>. Description of Mexico: <p>Mexico is among the United States' top three trading partners and one of its two bordering countries. In 2018, according to Census Bureau, the U.S. exported $265 billion worth of goods to Mexico and imported $346.5 billion from Mexico. Since Trump's presidency, he has been determined to make good on two of his election promises involving Mexico - restructuring of the NAFTA to reduce U.S. trade deficit and the $33 billion border wall to stamp out illegal immigration and illegal trade of drugs and weapons from Mexico.</p><p>The NAFTA was superseded through negotiations by the US-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA) signed on <b>1st October 2018</b>. Prior to the USMCA, the United States had slapped tariffs of 25% on steel and 10% on alumnium from Canada, Mexico and the European Union. Mexico retaliated by slapping tariffs on $3 billion worth of American goods. At this point, the USMCA is currently stalled in the Congress and may not receive enough votes with concerns on labor, environmental and pharmaceutical provisions. Mexico and Canada are equally unwilling to ratify the USMCA unless the United States lifts its tariffs on steel and aluminium.</p><p>Trump has publicly stated that Mexico will eventually pay for the $33-billion U.S.-Mexico border wall, which Mexico has openly rejected. However, as long as the Trump administration is in charge, Mexico can expect continued hard pressure to meet Trump's demand. Looking at the presidential candidate field, Mexico can only hope the none of the upcoming presidential hopefuls make the same election promises about the Mexican border wall as Trump.</p>. Description of Iran: <p>Iran and North Korea are similar in that both have (or had) budding nuclear programs. However, the difference is that the United States is still trying to broker a nuclear deal with North Korea together with China, South Korea and Japan while Iran already had a nuclear deal in place, the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), signed by United States, China, Russia, France, Germany, Britain (P5+1) and Iran.</p><p>On May 8, 2018, the United States withdrew from the JCPOA. A year later (<b>May 5, 2019</b>), the United States imposed stricter sanctions on Iran, targeting nearly all sectors of Iran's economy, and deployed the USS Abraham Lincoln Carrier Strike Group and a bomber task force to the Gulf, provoking tensions with Iran. As a result, the Iranian currency plunged by almost 60 percent of its value in 2018. On <b>May 8 2019</b>, Iran announced that it would begin enriching uranium at higher levels and reduce its commitment to the JCPOA, and urged Europe to deliver sanction relief that can counter the effects of the United States sanction.</p><p>Waiting for Trump's term to end (or not) in eighteen months is a long wait. In the face of provocations and confrontations, any accidental brush could lead to an all-out war in the Middle East. But the United States' Iran policy (or the existence of such policy) is not clear to all parties involved. However, until there is a clear and consistent position for the parties to maneuver, any rash or inadvertent action can and will exacerbate the situation. In absence of any policy signals, perhaps waiting out and keeping things together meanwhile could be the best course of action for Iran.</p>. Description of European Union: <p>It is not just the United States' neighbors and traditional opponents that are getting frustrated. United States' allies are deeply frustrated as well. </p><p>On the economic front, on May 31st 2018, Trump fired his first shots against American allies by increasing tariffs on steel (25%) and aluminum (10%) imports from the European Union, Mexico and Canada. Shortly after, on Jun 22, 2018, the EU retaliated by imposing tariffs on close to $3 billion of U.S. goods, including agricultural goods, steel, whiskey and motorcycles. </p><p>Come <b>18th May 2019</b>, Trump is set to decide whether he will slap tariffs on European cars. Given the maximal pressure the United States is applying on China to reach a trade deal this week, the European Union is similarly prepared for the worst case and has drawn up a retaliation list aimed at more than $20 billion worth of U.S. goods if the auto tariffs take effect. </p><p>It is fair to say that rift between the United States and its traditional Europe allies is widening, given Trump's support of Hungary's prime minister Viktor Orban, the ongoing Airbus-Boeing subsidies conflict and the worsening Iran crisis since early May 2019.</p>. Description of Japan: <p>With the hike in tariffs on $200 billion in Chinese products in early May and U.S.-China trade deal hitting a dead-end, Trump may be eager to finalize the U.S.-Japan trade deal soon to score an early economic win for the 2020 presidential election. </p><p>While Japanese Deputy Prime Minister Taro Aso and U.S. Vice President Mike Pence first held the Japan-U.S. bilateral economic dialogue in spring 2017, there has been not much progress since, partly because Japan had hoped that the United States would consider to rejoin the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) and partly because Japan wanted to settle the Economic Partnership Agreement with the European Union after finalizing the TPP with the remaining eleven nations.</p><p>Japan is generally contented with its existing trade arrangements. As one of the U.S.'s most supportive partner at the moment, trade talks are tricky for Japan. The Japanese would need to exercise a great deal of finesse to navigate towards a deal with minimal concession while taking care to make sure the negotiation process does not spiral into a retaliatory cycle, like what had happened to China, the EU, Mexico, Canada and other countries. The ideal state would be an interim trade agreement that keeps the Trump administration from imposing further tariffs on Japanese products (particularly the auto sector) and yet is short-term enough to be reversible, should there be a new U.S. president come November 2020.</p>. Description of Canada: <p>Canada is among the United States' top three trading partners and one of its two bordering countries. In 2018, according to Census Bureau, the U.S. exported $298.7 billion worth of goods to Canada and imported $318.5 billion from Canada. </p><p>The NAFTA was superseded through negotiations by the US-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA) signed on 1st October 2018. Prior to the USMCA, the United States had slapped tariffs of 25% on steel and 10% on aluminium from Canada, Mexico and the European Union. Canada retaliated by slapping tariffs on $12 billion worth of American goods, including whiskey and maple syrup. At this point, the USMCA is currently stalled in the Congress and may not receive enough votes with concerns on labor, environmental and pharmaceutical provisions. Mexico and Canada are equally unwilling to ratify the USMCA unless the United States lifts its tariffs on steel and aluminium.</p>. This list tracks 0 properties. The tracked properties are .The default field that we focus on here in this list is name.