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EU aims to solve trade 'mess', not provoke U.S.: commissioner

Reuters  |  STRASBOURG, France 

STRASBOURG, France (Reuters) - The European Union will focus on securing an exemption from U.S. metals tariffs rather than provoking a trade war, a senior European Commission official said on Wednesday.President Donald Trump signed an order last week to impose 25 percent import duties on steel and 10 percent on aluminium, but with Canada, Mexico and potentially other countries exempted. European Commission Vice President Jyrki Katainen told the European Parliament that both parties in Congress, as well as U.S. business, shared the EU's belief in trade guided by international rules."This is ...

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First Published: Wed, March 14 2018. 16:36 IST