At a meeting at the European Commission in Brussels, EU Commissioner for Trade Cecilia Malmström met on Saturday with Minister for Economy and Industry of Japan Hiroshige Seko and US Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer.
Brussels, 8 March 2018 – European Aluminium, the voice of the entire aluminium value chain, is confident the EU Commission will do everything it can to exempt European countries from the 10% US tariff in the next 15 days, but requests immediate market surveillance and the implementation of safeguard measures if proven necessary.
European Aluminium applauds EU Trade Commissioner Cecilia Malmström’s statements concerning the potential US tariffs against all aluminium products from Europe. The association representing the entire aluminium value chain with more than 600 plants all across Europe encourages the executive body to take the necessary actions to fight for European jobs by applying WTO-compatible tools.
In the margins of the Geneva motor show, the European Automobile Manufacturers’ Association (ACEA) reacts to recent discussions on possible tariffs on EU car imports to the United States by putting the trade relations between the two regions in context.
Oil production growth from the United States, Brazil, Canada and Norway can keep the world well supplied, more than meeting global oil demand growth through 2020, but more investment will be needed to boost output after that, according to the International Energy Agency’s latest annual report on oil markets.
Imposing restrictions on EU steel and aluminium exports to the US is unacceptable and calls for a firm response, say International Trade Committee MEPs.