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France opposes EU's trade negotiations with US

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on Thursday opposed (EU) trade negotiations with the that had withdrawn from the on climate change.

"We defend exemplary for the climate [policy]. opposes launching trade negotiations with the US that is not a member of the Paris Agreement," tweeted French His comment comes a day after the bloc voted to initiate negotiations with the US to mend trade relation which was affected by the tariff row.

Recently, Trump also attacked the EU saying the bloc is a "brutal" trading partner with the US.

The threatened to slap tariffs on EU imports worth USD 11 billion, according to US Trade Robert Lighthizer, in the wake of the EU allegedly giving subsidies to

The proposed tariffs are subject to public consultations and arbitration at the Trade Organisation.

The had already imposed tariffs on European and aluminium export, with Trump considering the imposition of tariffs up to 25 per cent on European vehicle imports.

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First Published: Fri, April 12 2019. 14:24 IST