"It is important to take forward dialogue with the US," Gentiloni added.
At their next summit, EU heads of state and government will "evaluate a shared position" on the US tariffs, Gentiloni stated.
The import duties - 25 per cent on steel and 10 percent on aluminium - will go into effect in 15 days, although Canada and Mexico will be exempt while negotiations continue over the North America Free Trade Agreement (Nafta).
Some countries are likely to take the US to court over the tariffs, arguing that the decision breaks World Trade Organisation rules.
The White House, however, says that the national security rationale for the move is "unassailable" and national security considerations are allowed under WTO rules.
Trump says the US has suffered from "unfair trade" and that the tariffs will boost industry.
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