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"Notwithstanding the US' characterisation of these measures as security measures, they are in essence safeguard measures," the EU said in its request on Monday.
Claiming that Washington had failed to notify the WTO Committee on Safeguards about its decision, the EU requested consultations with the US under the Agreement on Safeguards, reports Xinhua news agency.
The EU is temporarily exempt from the tariffs.
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