German foreign minister signals tariffs on US goods

London, The European Union is likely to take retaliatory measures in response to new tariffs imposed by the United States on European goods, German Foreign Minister Heiko Maas told newspapers in remarks published on Friday.

“The European Union now will have to react and, after obtaining the approval of the World Trade Organization (WTO), probably impose punitive tariffs as well,” Maas, a member of Germany’s co-governing Social Democrats, told the Funke newspaper group.

Maas later used the same line on Twitter, adding that “Europe is united on this question. We remain ready to negotiate common rules for subsidies in the aviation industry. We can still prevent further damage.”

Source: Jordan News Agency – Petra