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E.U. Pledges to Fight Back on Trump Tariffs as Trade War Looms

Thursday - 08/03/2018 06:31
Such a move by the United States would “put thousands of European jobs in jeopardy, and it has to be met by a firm and proportionate response,” Cecilia Malmstrom, the European Union commissioner for trade, said at a news conference in Brussels.
Cecilia Malmstrom, the European commissioner for trade, said thousands of jobs in the European Union would be at risk from the U.S. tariffs. Credit Olivier Hoslet/European Pressphoto Agency
Cecilia Malmstrom, the European commissioner for trade, said thousands of jobs in the European Union would be at risk from the U.S. tariffs. Credit Olivier Hoslet/European Pressphoto Agency

BRUSSELS — European Union officials unveiled an array of tariffs on Wednesday that they would place on American-made goods if the United States followed through on President Trump’s plan to impose penalties on imported steel and aluminum, raising the specter of a trade war.


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