Regardless of the outcomes of the presidential election, the EU reveals no signal of backing down in its commerce dispute with the USA.
This Monday it introduced it could levy $four billion (€3.four billion) price of tariffs on US exports to the EU in retaliation for the American taxes on EU items price $7.5 billion (€6.Three billion).
EU commerce ministers at present mentioned the transfer at a videoconference.
These tit-for-tat measures are the results of a long-running dispute between the 2 sides over subsidies to their primary aerospace producers, Boeing and Airbus.
Final yr, the World Commerce Group (WTO) dominated that the EU was breaching worldwide commerce guidelines by serving to Airbus and granted the proper for the US to impose tariffs on EU items.
Final month, the WTO dominated within the reverse means, claiming Washington offered state subsidies to Boeing and that the EU might additionally start imposing new tariffs.
However for some analysts, the EU’s choice will not immediately have an effect on the US financial system and can as an alternative power each side to sit down on the negotiating desk — a activity many within the EU imagine will probably be simpler with Joe Biden than with Donald Trump.