The United States introduced from 1 June tariffs on steel and aluminum from the EU, Canada and Mexico
WASHINGTON, may 31. /TASS/ — the Minister of Commerce Wilbur Ross recalled that Washington announced the introduction of such fees in respect of a number of States on March 23.
The American administration imposed from June 1, customs duties on import of steel and aluminum products from the EU, Canada and Mexico. This was announced on Thursday at a special briefing for journalists the Minister of trade United States Wilbur Ross.
“As you know, the President [of the United States Donald trump] has introduced a customs duty on steel and aluminium from quite a large number of countries on March 23. And when he made that decision, he temporarily withdrew from the operation of these duties South Korea, Argentina, Brazil, Australia, the European Union and Canada with Mexico. The validity of these exceptions will expire at midnight may 31”, — said the head of the Ministry of trade.
He [trump] made the decision in the case of Canada, Mexico and the European Union not to renew the exception. Therefore, in respect of them will be subject to the fee at the rate of 25% for steel and 10% for aluminum, starting with midnight tonight.Wilbur Rossminster of Commerce
While Ross said that the US intends to continue to negotiate the import duties on steel and aluminium from Canada, Mexico and the European Union. “We expect the continuation of negotiations with Canada, Mexico and the European Commission to achieve the desired results. But now we would like to see their reaction to today’s decision,” he said.
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