"We defend exemplary Europe for the climate [policy]. France opposes launching trade negotiations with the US that is not a member of the Paris Agreement," tweeted French President Emmanuel Macron. 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 proposed tariffs are subject to public consultations and arbitration at the World Trade Organisation.
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