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Comment: EU tariff concession to US aims at shifting focus onto China’s steel oversupply

By Joanna Sopinska
  • 19 May 2021 05:11
  • 19 May 2021 08:06
The EU’s suspension of imminent tariff hikes on US imports appears to be a one-sided concession made to snag a bigger deal with Washington on addressing a China-driven global steel glut.

The EU had been due to impose hefty tariff increases next month, but postponed them this week to create “the most

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Joanna Sopinska

Senior Correspondent


Joanna covers trade in Brussels. Formerly trade editor of EU Trade Insights, she has many years' experience reporting on trade, investment policy and foreign affairs. Before that, she spent nine years at Europolitics news agency writing on trade, agriculture policy and foreign affairs. Before moving to Brussels in 2006, Joanna worked as an analyst at the Polish Institute of International Relations (PISM) in Warsaw.

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