52018Jun

Unjustified steel tariffs

I was deeply disappointed by the unjustified decision of the United States to apply tariffs to EU steel and aluminium imports. This week I made the point that the UK produce high-value steel, some of which cannot be sourced in the US and I asked the International Trade Secretary what more we can do to promote British manufacturing overseas. I am pleased that the Government will continue to press for a permanent EU exemption from these tariffs.