Merkel told about the plans of the EU to avoid trade war with U.S.
The EU intends to make the United States a complete failure of the introduction of customs duties on metals. This was stated by German Chancellor Angela Merkel, reports Reuters.
According to the head of the German government, members of the European Union countries consider Washington’s demands concerning the duties unjustified and want to achieve perpetual exclusion from the list of States in respect of which fees have been introduced.
On 9 March, the President of the United States Donald trump has signed a decree on the introduction of duties on import of steel and aluminum from all countries except Mexico and Canada. Thus, a single duty on import of steel amounted to 25 per cent, aluminum 10 per cent.
It is noted that the White house plans to impose additional fees in relation to the EU became one of the topics of the meeting Merkel and trump at the end of April in Washington.