US President Donald Trump threatens EU auto tariffs

US President Donald Trump warned that the European Union could be hit with 20% tariffs on EU-built automobiles in retaliation for EU tariffs that took effect on June 22.

“Based on the Tariffs and Trade Barriers long placed on the U.S. and it great companies and workers by the European Union, if these Tariffs and Barriers are not soon broken down and removed, we will be placing a 20% Tariff on all of their cars coming in the U.S. Build them here!” according to a June 22 tweet on Trump’s Twitter account.

The threat comes on the same day as  the June 22 deadline for public comments on its Section 232 investigation...

Published

Michael Roh

June 22, 2018

23:30 GMT