WSJ: the US will announce the introduction of duties on European steel and aluminium

For the EU countries was made a temporary exception, but trade negotiations on the issue stalled

Perhaps on Thursday the US announced plans to introduce duties on steel and aluminium from countries of the European Union, reported the Wall Street Journal, citing informed sources.

On the backdrop of stalled trade negotiations with the EU on Friday will expire exceptions to the decision on the planned introduction of duties on metals.

Fees would likely lead to retaliatory measures on the part of the block.

An informed source Reuters has not challenged the introduction of fees, but suggested that the announcement is unlikely to be made on Thursday.

On 23 March the President, Donald trump introduced a 25% import duty on steel and 10 per cent duty on aluminium, but made a temporary exception for the EU, Canada, Mexico, Brazil, Australia and Argentina.