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Trump charges Ross with pushing EU to lower tariffs, EU objects

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By Philip Blenkinsop and Doina ChiacuBRUSSELS/WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross will urge the European Union to lower its trade barriers, U.S. President Donald Trump said on Monday, calling them unfair to U.S. farmers and industry, a view the EU firmly rejects.The European Commission accused Trump of "cherry-picking" data to distort the debate in a transatlantic dispute that threatens to become a trade war.The EU is seeking to be exempted from planned U.S. import duties of 25 percent on steel and 10 percent on aluminium, but says Washington has not made clear how the ...

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First Published: Mon, March 12 2018. 21:09 IST
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