The European Union has Monday the intervention of the world trade organisation (WTO) in the dispute with the United States over the duties, which the Americans have introduced on steel and aluminum. This is evident from a document of the WTO. Earlier this month, asked China, the organization even though to mediate.
The EU, the bemiddelingsaanvraag in because they do not agree with the reasons that the united states provide for the introduction of the import duties. Although the Americans claim that the measures are taken for security reasons, in the opinion of the EU that they are basically just aim for U.s. companies to protect from foreign competition. The USA had the WTO also have to inform about protective measures, says the.
Until 1 may exempt
The procedure at the WTO is there, while the EU is still to 1 may, is exempt from import duties, initially from the 23rd of march of strength would go. Currently negotiating the european commissioner for Trade Cecilia Malmström, with the American government about a permanent exemption.
When the mediation is in the WTO between the EU and the US will begin, is not clear, but the Union let know that as fast as possible to start. Also China, that has not been exempted from import duties and on 5 april, the WTO stepped in, a conciliation procedure with the USA walk.