U.S. Steel And Aluminum Tariffs Are ‘Illegal,’ EU Trade Commissioner Says

The EU will take its complaint over new U.S. tariffs to the World Trade Organization, according to Cecilia Malmström, the European commissioner for trade. Malmström spoke at a news conference Friday in Brussels. Dario Pignatelli/Bloomberg via Getty Images

After U.S. tariffs on imports of European steel and aluminum took effect Friday morning, the EU’s top trade commissioner called them “illegal” and a classic case of protectionism.

The EU plans to make its case to the World Trade Organization.

“We will now trigger a dispute settlement case at the WTO, since the U.S. measures on steel and aluminum clearly go against agreed international rules,” Cecilia Malmström, Europe’s top trade commissioner, said at a news conference on Friday, shortly after the U.S. tariffs — 25 percent on steel and 10 percent on aluminum — took effect.

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