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EU Commission President : Juncker threatens counter-measures in the case of U.S. auto duties

European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker has threatened counter measures if US President Donald Trump car impose tariffs against European manufacturers. "Trump has given me his word that there is no auto tariffs," said Juncker, the "Stuttgarter Zeitung" and the "Stuttgarter Nachrichten" a preliminary report. He consider this to be resilient. "Should he break his word, we will buy us in our commitment to more U.S. soy, and liquefied petroleum gas, also no longer bound to feel."

The German government is looking for a solution at the negotiating table. "From our perspective, the right way," said government spokesman Steffen Seibert on Monday in Berlin. He referred to ongoing discussions with the EU Commission with the United States trade.

Seibert said that the German government before the contents of the investigation by the U.S. Department of Commerce. The Americans should impose such duties, and that this will be in the EU very carefully analyzed. Generally speaking, barriers to trade have economies with negative consequences for the people.

Trump and Juncker had agreed in July to suggest, first, discussions about the removal of trade barriers. The threatened U.S. tariffs were initially off the table. The US Department of Commerce had passed over the weekend, a report on the threat to national security by Auto-imports to Trump.

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