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21st Feb 2019

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EU to hit US with import duties from Friday

The European Commission on Wednesday (20 June) adopted counter-measures in response to US steel and aluminium tariffs Brussels deems illegal. The EU will begin charging import duties of 25 percent on selected US products, such as jeans and motorbikes, starting Friday. The EU will put duties on €2.8bn-worth of US products, some chosen to target the states of Republicans who are facing elections in November.

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