EU Approves Retaliatory Tariffs Against US Amid Trade Row – Reports

Sputnik News – June 14, 2018

The European Union has unanimously approved a set of retaliatory tariffs against the US trade duties, including those on whiskey and motorcycles, according to AFP citing sources.

“Member states have today unanimously supported the commission’s plan for the adoption of rebalancing measures on the US tariffs on steel and aluminum,” the media outlet reported, citing a source from the European Commission on condition of anonymity.

The retaliatory measures are expected to take effect “in coming days,” the source was quoted as saying.

Other officials claim that the measures will enter into force in early July.

The move came as a response to Donald Trump’s recent decision to impose tariffs on European steel and aluminum exports.

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