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Russian Deputy Minister of Economic Development Says U.S. Taxation of Steel and Aluminum is Not Legal

- Apr 15, 2018 -

Russian Deputy Minister of Economic Development Says U.S. Taxation of Steel and Aluminum is Not Legal


Russian News Agency reported on April 12 that Russian Deputy Minister of Economic Development Grudgef said in an interview with the media that Russia believes that the United States is not legal to increase import taxes on steel and aluminum. Previously, the United States referred to the maintenance of national security. It will impose a 25% tariff on steel for a long period of time, a 10% tariff on aluminum, and temporary exemptions from Argentina, Australia, Brazil, Canada, Mexico, South Korea, and EU countries. Georgia said that at the end of March, the Russian side proposed that the U.S. move was illegal and asked the U.S. to explain. However, it has not been explained yet, and some countries have expressed similar positions. The current incident is still under development. The Russian government will take appropriate measures after the analysis.