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Allies quick to condemn U.S. tariffs announcement, promise retaliation

May 31, 2018 at 11:07 AM
European and Mexican officials on Thursday swiftly condemned the U.S. decision to impose steel and aluminum tariffs on the European Union, promising retaliation and efforts to thwart the U.S. claim of a national security need to protect its industries. “Today is a bad day for world trade,” said EU Trade Commissioner Cecilia Malmström. European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker reiterated the EU's belief that the tariffs are “unjustified and at odds with World Trade Organisation rules.” “This is protectionism, pure and...

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