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Blog: Section 232 – EU talking tough, US aluminium pushback

The United States is about to release its ‘Section 232’ report determining whether it considers that steel and aluminium imports damage US national security. The spectre of retaliation looms: while the EU has stepped up its rhetoric, Congress is getting worried too.   The EU’s trade commissioner Cecilia Malmström is not renowned for …

US Section 232 : French, German, UK steel most at risk in Europe
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US Section 232 : French, German, UK steel most at risk in Europe

 A new study released by the Washington-based Peterson Institute reveals that German, British and French steel exports are likely to be hit most by new trade retaliatory measures initiated and envisaged by the Donald Trump administration since it took office in January 2017.   The US has initiated various antidumping measures …

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German ‘Mittelstand’ organisation calls for cool head on transatlantic relations

“Long nurtured relationships as between the United States and Germany never only rely on individual persons or sharp statements”, warned Mark Wansleben, head of the German business organization DIHK after the G7 meeting in Taormina, Italy on 26 & 27 May 2017.   The statements made to Handelsblatt, the leading German …