The College of Commissioners endorsed today the decision to impose additional duties on the full list of US products notified to the World Trade Organisation (WTO), as part of the EU’s response to the US tariffs on steel and aluminium products.
Today, the EU has launched legal proceedings in the World Trade Organisation (WTO) against Chinese legislation that undermines the intellectual property rights of European companies.
Brussels, 31 May 2018 – European Aluminium regrets the U.S. decision to impose a 10% tariff on aluminium products from Europe starting from 1 June 2018. The European aluminium industry rejects the assumption that its exports are a threat to U.S. national security and calls on the EU to launch a WTO trade dispute over the unjustified measures.
The US announced that starting on 1 June 2018 it will impose additional duties of 25 % and 10 % respectively on imports of steel and aluminium from the EU. The list of imports is also available.
Brussels, 28 May 2018, European Round Table of Industrialists.
The new Chief Negotiator for investment protection at the European Commission, Maria Martin-Prat, today met her Japanese counterpart, Deputy Director-General Tsutomu Koizumi, from the Japanese Ministry for Foreign Affairs, to continue negotiations on investment protection standards and dispute resolution.