EC slams ‘illegal’ Section 232 tariffs, encourages complaints to WTO

The European Commission (EC) has encouraged all non-EU countries affected by the “illegal” Section 232 tariffs, imposed by the United States on steel and aluminium imports, to follow its lead and file their own complaints with the World Trade Organization (WTO).

“We will today send requests for a consultation panel at the WTO, and we have already started preparations for rebalancing measures with a deadline of June 20,” EC trade commissioner Cecilia Malmström said at a press conference on Friday June 1.
Malmström did not provide an immediate deadline for the conclusion of the EC’s import safeguard investigation, launched on March 26, instead reiterating the expected timeline of nine months.

The safeguard investigation covers 26 steel product types in an attempt...


Viral Shah

June 01, 2018

15:47 GMT