Trade row: Britain endorse EU duties on U.S. goods

British Prime Minister Theresa May
British Prime Minister, Theresa May

Britain’s Prime Minister, Theresa May, has endorsed the European Union’s decision to impose tariffs on some U.S. goods.

May through her spokeswoman on Friday, added that tariffs would be discussed with U.S President, Donald Trump, when he visits in July.

Earlier in the week, the European Commission said it would start charging import duties of 25 percent on a range of U.S. products from Friday after Washington imposed tariffs on EU steel and aluminium at the start of June.

“We believe that the plans the EU have put forward are a measured and proportionate response and we do support them,” the spokeswoman told reporters.

“We want to avoid continued tit-for-tat escalation.”

Agency Report