France ‘regrets’ Trump’s new tariffs: Economy minister

Paris (AFP) – France “regrets” US President Donald Trump’s announcement of duties on steel and aluminium imports to America, Economy Minister Bruno Le Maire said Thursday. 

“There are only losers in a trade war. With our EU partners, we will assess consequences on our industries and agree appropriate response,” he tweeted. 

Trump imposed the tariffs — 25 percent on steel and 10 percent on aluminium — despite repeated warnings from the EU and other allies that this could trigger a full-on trade war.

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