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EU demands compensation for U.S. steel tariffs at WTO

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By Tom MilesGENEVA (Reuters) - The European Union is seeking compensation from the United States for U.S. tariffs on steel and aluminium, despite Washington's assertion that they are not subject to World Trade Organization rules, a WTO filing showed on Monday.In a step already taken by China, the EU said it did not accept the "national security" justification for the U.S. tariffs but said they had been imposed just to protect U.S. industry. "Notwithstanding the United States' characterisation of these measures as security measures, they are in essence safeguard measures," the EU statement ...

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First Published: Mon, April 16 2018. 23:14 IST
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