EU trade chief says that car tariff threat is not mentioned in US talks

EU trade chief says that car tariff threat is not mentioned in US talks

US threats to put tariffs on European autos did not come up during talks this week with American trade officials in Washington, EU Trade Commissioner Phil Hogan said Thursday (16 January). Hogan’s remarks came hours after Germany’s defence minister confirmed a media report that Washington had threatened 25% duties on autos, demanding that three EU nations increase pressure on Iran. “It was not mentioned, it was hardly mentioned,” Hogan told reporters in Washington. “I think it should be good news for Germany.” Germany, France and Britain this week formally accused…

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