EU countries back counter-measures against U.S. steel tariffs

BRUSSELS (Reuters) – European Union countries on Thursday unanimously backed a plan to impose import duties on 2.8 billion euros ($3.
3 billion) worth of U.S.
products in response to U.S.
tariffs on EU steel and aluminum, EU sources said. FILE PHOTO: Steel rolls are pictured at the plant of German steel company Salzgitter AG in Salzgitter, Lower Saxony on March 3, 2016.
REUTERS/Fabian Bimmer/File PhotoThe measures still need to be adopted by the European Commission, whose next scheduled meeting is June 20. They should be in place by late June or early July.


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