European Union tariffs on United States products have gone into force

China and US trade talks

The retaliatory measure comes in response to United States tariff hikes on steel and aluminum that were imposed on European Union member countries on June 1, with the White House citing grounds of national security.

European Union trade official Cecilia Malmström said that the European Union "did not want to be in this position", but that it had no choice.

The EU, which is the world's biggest trading bloc, has taken its case to the World Trade Organization.

The European Union (EU) on Friday levied tariffs on estimated $3.2 billion worth of American goods, in retaliation for tariffs US President Donald Trump's tariff imposition on imported steel and aluminium.

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The U.S.is also locked in a tariff showdown with China, after President Trump said he would use the import taxes to try to shift the balance of trade between the world's top two economies.

He pledged to impose tariffs on imports from countries that Mr Trump said had exploited the US.

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". India and Turkey have already targeted U.S. products, ranging from rice to autos to sunscreen.

On March 1, President Donald Trump announced that the United States would be imposing a 25 percent global tariff on all steel imports to the US and a 10 percent global tariff on all aluminum imports.

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According to the China Daily, the USA is trying to preserve the global economic system, which is working to America's benefit.

China is "fully prepared" to respond to any new list of U.S. tariffs, according to a commerce ministry spokesman, who said the nation will use a combination of quantitative and qualitative measures.

The China Daily has accused the Trump administration of "manipulative maneuvers", which have led to a trade war and the lowest level of Chinese investment in the U.S. economy in seven years.

However, many lawmakers have expressed concerns that the tariffs will escalate into a trade war that will ultimately hurt American interests. The United States' trade deficit with China previous year was $376 billion, by comparison.

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"It is deeply regrettable that the USA has been capricious, escalated the tensions, and provoked a trade war", Gao said.

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