Donald Trump has threatened a 20% tariff on all European cars if the EU does not remove trade barriers introduced on Friday.
"Based on the Tariffs and Trade Barriers long placed on the U.S. and it (sic) great companies and workers by the European Union, if these Tariffs and Barriers are not soon broken down and removed, we will be placing a 20% Tariff on all of their cars coming into the U.S. Build them here!"
India finalized its decision during a week when the global trade war escalated, with the United States enacting $50 billion in tariffs on Chinese goods, and the European Union imposing $3 billion in levies on such products as US -made bourbon, peanut butter and Harley-Davidson motorcycles.
U.S. Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross in a television interview Thursday defended the Trump administration's decision to impose tariffs, saying the United States' actions are a defense against years of "bad practice".
"The rules of worldwide trade, which we have developed over the years hand in hand with our American partners, can not be violated without a reaction from our side", she said. In 2017, 17.2m vehicles were sold in the United States, compared with 15.6m in the EU and European Free Trade Association countries.
The new tariffs target a wide range of American products, but the E.U.'s list includes a number of products chosen specifically to exact a political price from Trump and his supporters. If this investigation finds that the "national security" of the United States is compromised by a reliance on imports, than tariffs can be imposed.
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Malmstrom said that "we are left with no other choice".
It is hard for the White House to unilaterally impose tariffs without input from Congress, but Trump has found several ways to do it this year.
The EU retaliatory tariffs will initially target a list of United States goods worth 2.8 billion euros (3.24 billion dollars), most of which will be hit with import duties of 25 per cent.
"80% of Mexico's Exports come to the United States". The import duty on chickpeas and bengal gram, or chana, has been increased to 70 per cent and will take effect from 4th August. Trump on Monday evening ordered up identification of $200 billion in Chinese imports for additional tariffs of 10 per cent - with another $200 billion after that if Beijing retaliates.
The Trump administration initially exempted Argentina, Australia, Brazil, Canada, the European Union, Mexico and South Korea from the import duties, but drew criticism for imposing the tariffs on Canada, the European Union and Mexico on June 1. Which means even if we are not exporting to the U.S. directly, we may as well be exporting indirectly by sending our primary products which are commodities and raw materials indirectly to the to the United States through Europe, India or China.
The EU exported some 5.5 million tons of steel to the USA a year ago.