EU Targeting Iconic US Brands in Retaliation to Trump Tariffs

The European Commission has reportedly proposed tariffs of 25 percent on imports of U.S. steel, clothing and other industrial goods in retaliation to President Donald Trump’s proposed tariffs on steel and aluminum.The executive arm of the European Union reportedly plans to target $3.5 billion of goods imported from the U.S., including T-shirts, whisky, motorcycles and ladders, if Trump decides to implement international duties on steel and aluminum.The list of goods was revealed in a report by Bloomberg on Tuesday, which cited a draft list drawn up by the commission. According to the report, the commission discussed the retaliatory levy on U.S. goods with representatives of EU governments on Monday evening.

Source: EU proposes tariffs on US goods in response to Trump: Bloomberg

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Craig Erlam

Craig Erlam

Senior Market Analyst, UK & EMEA at OANDA
Based in London, Craig Erlam joined OANDA in 2015 as a market analyst. With many years of experience as a financial market analyst and trader, he focuses on both fundamental and technical analysis while producing macroeconomic commentary. His views have been published in the Financial Times, Reuters, The Telegraph and the International Business Times, and he also appears as a regular guest commentator on the BBC, Bloomberg TV, FOX Business and SKY News. Craig holds a full membership to the Society of Technical Analysts and is recognised as a Certified Financial Technician by the International Federation of Technical Analysts.
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