With Donald Trump as president, we`re used to seeing things that have never been done before, but listing Wakanda as a partner in the free trade agreement? Well, this is another first for this presidency. According to The Grio, the U.S. Department of Agriculture, which initially listed Marvels Black Panther`s fictional country on their list of free trade partners, removed Wakanda from the list. “So we have, or do we don`t have free trade with Wakanda?” asked Christopher Heath, a journalist in Orlando. Then, in planning possible bilateral discussions with the city of Jasmine, Aladdin and Jafar, he added: “Also, where are the things in the negotiations with Agrabah?” Trade negotiations between Captain America and Black Panther have not ended, it seems. Wakanda, the fictional homeland of Marvel`s superhero, is no longer considered a free trade partner of the United States. “Wakanda is listed on the USDA website as a U.S. free trade partner?” tweeted a stunned Tseng after the discovery, as well as a screenshot of his discovery. Taxpayers and journalists also sought answers from the U.S. Department of Agriculture, which removed Wakanda from its Agricultural Tariff Tracker on Wednesday, a state-run instrument that tracks the costs of importing and exporting goods from countries that have free trade agreements with the United States.
The screenshots shared by Tseng revealed the alleged agricultural products that the United States sold in wakanda: fresh vegetables, unroasted coffee beans, essential oils and livestock. “I certainly did a double blow,” he said. “I googled Wakanda to make sure it was fiction, and I didn`t memorize myself. I mean, I couldn`t believe it. Tseng told NBC News. According to internet records, Wakanda was classified as a free trade country with the United States after June 10 of this year. “I`ve been trying to find out if it`s someone at usDA who`s making a joke, or if it`s a developer who accidentally left it, but I`m not sure.” Online, those who follow the evolution of trade with the fictitious countries were perplexed by Wednesday`s back-and-forth.