Six of the G7 countries expressed concern duties of States
MOSCOW, 2 Jun — RIA Novosti. Six countries following the meeting of Finance Ministers of the countries “big seven” (G7) in Canada expressed concern in connection with the duties on imports to the U.S. from Europe, Canada and other countries steel and aluminum.
The summit of Finance Ministers of the countries of the “sevens” was held from 31 may to 2 June in the canadian city of Whistler.
“We are concerned that these actions are adverse for our economy, they’re actually destructive. It systematically recorded the six countries that have expressed their point of view to the Secretary (the head of the U.S. Treasury Stephen) Mocino. I expect that these sentiments will be passed round of talks between the leaders, and they will hold such a discussion,” said canadian Finance Minister bill Morneau at a joint press conference on the results of the G7.
Stream press conference was conducted on the official website of the Ministry of Finance of Canada in Facebook.
According to Morneau, the Americans decided to take a completely non-constructive and even destructive actions in order to resolve the situation in connection with the duties on steel and aluminum.
He also stressed that over the last few days of views during the G7 meeting broke up.
On Thursday it became known that Washington imposes duties in respect of imported U.S. steel and aluminium 25% and 10% from Europe, Canada and Mexico and other countries, with the exception of Argentina. Some countries have already reacted to the decision of the United States. Thus, the EU announced that June 1 will start the legal procedures in the WTO in connection with the introduction of the new duties of the United States. Canada and Mexico had earlier announced the imposition of retaliatory tariffs on some U.S. goods.