EU seeks exemption to Trump tariffs


Date: 15 March 2018. Duration: 10:15

A week after US President Donald Trump signed steep tariffs on steel and aluminum into law, producers and trade partners around the world are scrambling to respond. The EU has vowed to hit back with its own measures, but it's also seeking an exemption from Washington. MLex trade reporters Poppy Carnell and Joanna Sopinska talk to editor Sam Wilkin about the forms an exemption could take, and how likely Brussels is to succeed.

For more insight:

EU's three-prong fightback at US tariffs plan wins lawmakers' backing (14 March 2018)

EU poised to open steel-safeguard probe in face of US tariffs (7 March 2018)