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Retaliation from Japan and the European Union! The United States is attacked by two sides!

  • Author:Cynthia
  • Release Date:2018-05-22
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As the United States insists on imposing tariffs on steel and aluminum from Japan, the Japanese government can no longer tolerate it. Abe finally decided to retaliate against the United States. At the same time, many European countries have also prepared countermeasures against the United States. Trump raised the highest number in the United States but was made isolated by the United States through a series of policies.

The United States’ New York Times commented that “it is even Japan’s need to counteract Trump’s tariffs” and it has to be lamentable.

Recently, Japanese mainstream media reported that the Abe government formally notified the WTO on May 18 local time, saying that "Japan is ready to take retaliatory measures against US steel and aluminum tariffs," but did not specify the object of the taxation plan. .

The Japanese government stated that the purpose of retaliation is not to harm American industry and workers, but just wants the Trump administration to exempt from Japan's steel and aluminum tariffs as soon as possible.
Retaliation from Japan and the European Union! The United States is attacked by two sides!

On March 8, 2018, according to the signed memorandum, Trump imposed tariffs of 25% and 10% on imports of steel and aluminum products, but then announced temporary immunity to allies including Canada, Mexico, and the European Union. As the United States’ most important ally in the Asia-Pacific region, Japan has been excluded from the list of exemptions. At a time when public opinion is awkward, the Japanese people also complain.

In April, Abe made an emergency visit to the United States, hoping that the United States could “open up one side” and grant immunity to Japan. Some experts expressed to the American media that the Japanese government is feeling that for some time in the past, it has not played a role in the “appeasement” attitude of the United States. Perhaps it would be better to counter it appropriately.

On the other side, in the direction of the Atlantic Ocean, the United States insisted that the taxation of imported steel and aluminum would completely infuriate Europeans. As a traditional allies, the European Union has already set the stage for the United States to resist to the end. From March onwards, the EU's position is consistent from top to bottom, that is, as long as Trump does not give the European Union permanent exemption on steel and aluminum tariffs. The EU refused to negotiate with the United States; if the United States formally imposes tariffs, the EU will immediately start imposing import duties on American-made Harley motorcycles, jeans, and whisky.