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After Trump trade spat, UK's May warns against unilateral action

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(Reuters) - British said on Monday that a meeting of leaders in had been "difficult" and countries had to avoid taking unilateral action in order to protect the global trading system.

May told lawmakers in that multilateral action was the right way to address the problems caused by globalisation for workers in some countries. "It cannot be done by taking unilateral action against your partners," she said.

After the summit which ended on Saturday, U.S. said was backing out of the communique which agreed on the importance of fighting protectionism and he threatened to add tariffs on auto imports to other U.S. tariffs.

In her comments on Monday, May warned of the risks of a tit-for-tat escalation of the trade dispute.

(Reporting by Alistair Smout; Writing by William Schomberg)

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First Published: Mon, June 11 2018. 21:11 IST