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Switzerland launches WTO action over U.S. steel, aluminium tariffs

Reuters  |  GENEVA 

(Reuters) - has launched a complaint at the against U.S. tariffs on and aluminium, it said on Tuesday, the eighth WTO member to start such a challenge.

"From Switzerland's point of view, the additional duties, which according to the U.S. have been introduced to protect national security, are unjustified," the statement from the Swiss economy ministry said in a statement.

Under WTO rules, the has 60 days to settle the issue. After that time, could escalate the dispute by asking the WTO to set up a panel of judges to adjudicate.

(Reporting by Tom Miles; editing by John Stonestreet)

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First Published: Tue, July 10 2018. 13:01 IST