Macron warns Trump about the risk of a “trade war” to impose tariffs

The French president, Emmanuel Macron, expressed to his US counterpart, Donald Trump, his concern about his decision to impose tariffs on imports of steel and aluminum, warning him about the risk of a “trade war, in which all the¬†affected countries would lose.

In a telephone interview reported by the Elysee in a statement, the French president stressed that “such measures, are aimed at allied countries that respect the rules of world trade, and such measures would not be effective to fight (against) unfair practices.”

 

Macron also indicated that “Europe will respond in a clear and proportionate manner against any practice that is unfounded and contrary to the rules of world trade”

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