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.
This morning Commissioner Cecilia Malmström spoke at a roundtable event attended by First Vice Prime Minister of Ukraine and Minister of Economic Development and Trade Stepan Kubiv, organised by SME Europe and several partners.
The discussions were focussed and constructive in each group, with a particular progress made on provisions on geographical indications, on competition as well as on trade and sustainable development. A new text on energy and raw materials was tabled by the EU.
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.
At the sidelines of the Ministerial meetings during the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) Week in Paris, EU Trade Commissioner Cecilia Malmström met with Hiroshige Sekō, Minister of Economy, Trade and Industry of Japan, and with US Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer.