Tariffs if necessary but not necessarily tariffs? This week’s trade news, simplified

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Even by the mind-boggling standard of the last year or so, it’s been a confusing week on the trade war front. Did NAFTA talks resume, or not? Is the threat of auto tariffs really over? Did Trump get tricked by the EU – or will it be the other way around? Keep calm and carry on with this quick guide to what really happened.