Theresa May expresses disappointment over 'unjustified' U.S. tariffs

Canada's Trudeau blasts

Canada's Trudeau blasts "totally unacceptable" Trump tariffs, announces counter-tariffs

The complaints came on the eve of a visit by Ross to China to try to secure long-term purchases of USA farm and energy commodities to help shrink the United States trade deficit and avert a looming tariff war between the world's two largest economies.

The spokesperson said the government stands by its analysis that the total value of the goods subject to tariffs is 16.6 billion Canadian dollars.

"Now that we have clarity, the EU's response will be proportionate and in accordance with [World Trade Organization] rules".

In response, the European Union opened a case at the World Trade Organization (WTO) on Friday.

In China, US Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross was due to conduct trade talks with Chinese officials even as Washington finalizes planned sanctions on Beijing - including restrictions on Chinese investment in the United States, new export controls and 25 percent tariffs on about $50 billion in tech-sector goods.

"This is insulting to them", he told NBC News.

"The EU and United Kingdom should be permanently exempted from tariffs and we will continue to work together to protect and safeguard our workers and industries", Mrs May said.

The G7 ministers are urging U.S. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin to deliver their message before leaders of the G7 countries meet next week in Quebec.

Labour's shadow global trade secretary Barry Gardiner earlier warned the UK Government to "strongly respond" to the move.

"On trade, this is a G6 plus one", Mr Le Maire said after stepping outside briefly from the talks.

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"The inevitable result of putting these tariffs on imports will be to increase prices on consumer goods for its own citizens".

The White House said Trump told French President Emmanuel Macron of the need to "rebalance trade with Europe".

But after totaling the value of Canada's list of United States goods subject to tariffs using import data, Business Insider found that the value of these exports is equal to roughly just over $15 billion U.S. dollars, or 19 billion Canadian dollars.

European Union trade commissioner Cecilia Malmstrom said the tariffs are "further weakening the Trans-Atlantic relations". This could mean that the EU will either neutralize or retaliate against the US with European tariffs.

When asked if the USA tariffs represented the beginning of a trade war, Trudeau responded that Canada will continue to put pressure on the US and attempt to convince Trump that imposing the measures will put an undeniable strain on their relationship.

And Mexico said it would impose retaliatory duties on a variety of United States goods, including steel and a host of agricultural goods such as pork, apples and cheese.

The steel and aluminum tariffs come on the heels of negotiations between the Trump administration and China over trade penalties on those same metals.

The world's two biggest economies have threatened to impose tariffs on up to 200 billion dollars' worth (£150 billion) of each other's products.

"His is a psychopath's trade war", Sachs said.

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