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Trump Administration Lists Trade Deal With Fictional Country Of ‘Wakanda’



Trump Administration Lists Trade Deal With Fictional Country Of ‘Wakanda’

The Trump administration’s grasp of reality has been questionable throughout his tenure as president. And on Thursday that took a turn for the worse when they listed “Wakanda,” the fictional country from the Marvel Universe, as a source of trade.

The U.S. Department of Agriculture listed cattle and water chestnuts as a duty-free trade between the United States and Wakanda.

According to the Trump administration, the Wakanda information was used as a base to test out the Tariff Tracker.

“The Foreign Agricultural Service staff who maintain the Tariff Tracker have been using test files to ensure that the system is running properly,” a spokesman said.

“The Wakanda information should have been removed after testing and has now been taken down.”

According to NBC News, Francis Tseng, a fellow at the Jain Family Institute in New York, spotted hundreds of inputs on Wakanda while researching tariffs on food.

Yellow potatoes from Wakanda, for example, were charged a 0.5 cent per kilogram (0.23 cents per pound) duty rate on arrival in the United States.

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