(Reuters) – The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) said it removed the fictional country of Wakanda from an online list of nations that have concluded free trade agreements with the United States on Thursday. The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) played «Wakanda,» the fictional nation from Marvel`s superhero movie Black Panther, as a partner in a free trade agreement in a bureaucratic misadventure. According to the report, Wakanda`s yellow potatoes are expected to maintain a base rate of «0.5 cents per kilogram» on imports. However, frozen Chinese water chestnuts were duty-free. So are the cows. Before being removed, Tseng was able to download an Excel sheet with the «Harmonized Calendar» tariff codes for different categories of goods traded between Wakanda and the United States, including live animals, dairy products, tobacco and alcohol. UsDA has listed Wakanda as an official trading partner on its website… Trump has made America so big that even fictional superheroes want to do business with us.
pic.twitter.com/MKvdG8LMqU «So, where do we not 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?» The Wakana free trade agreement with the United States was not forever. «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.» Whatever the root, there is a precedent for the United States to adopt an official attitude towards a Marvel country, at least in the world of comics. In an edition that took place during the Nixon administration, Henry Kissinger, then Minister of Foreign Affairs, met with the evil Dr. Doom to discuss a non-aggression agreement with Doom s Latveria, a fictional Eastern European nation. Kissinger came later for the time being and ordered the Fantastic Four to withdraw during an invasion of Latverischen territory. 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.
Marvel did not respond when asked about the fictitious nation`s temporary trade deal that appears to end with the United States.