"The EU is prepared to negotiate a limited trade agreement including cars."
In another tweet, Malmstrom said she would discuss the issue with EU trade ministers next week before meeting on May 27 with US Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer.
They did not explicitly mention talks on cars as the threat of US tariffs on autos loomed.
But Trump announced earlier Friday he will delay by six months a decision on imposing steep auto tariffs on imported autos, including those from the EU.
In her tweet, Malmstrom said: "We completely reject the notion that our car exports are a national security threat.
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