The Chancellor wrote about this in his Twitter.
“Recent decisions of the President of trump threatened European economic interests. We want to properly regulate the export to Austria and Europe and, of course, not to have trade barriers,” – wrote in Twitter, the Chancellor of Austria Sebastian Kurz.
The European Union is committed to achieve complete failure of the US imposition of duties on products from countries-members of EU.
Recall that in the framework of the announced protectionist policies of the US President, Donald trump introduced a 25 percent duty on steel imports and a 10 percent import duty on aluminium. The new duties temporarily do not apply to Canada and Mexico, which together with the United States are members of the North American free trade agreement. The exception at the time it was made and for the EU, the period of exemption from duties for which recently moved at the beginning of June. Such steps Washington has raised fears of the outbreak of trade war. The EU has declared its readiness to retaliate.