Chizhov spoke about the impact of the EU on possible new duties on U.S. cars

© Photo : Permanent mission of the Russian Federation to the European southeasternly the representative of the Russian Federation to the EU Vladimir Chizhov. Archive photoChizhov spoke about the impact of the EU on possible new duties on U.S. cars© Photo : Permanent mission of the Russian Federation to the European Union

If the US imposes new tariffs on car imports from the EU, it can have a serious impact on the EU economy, said in an interview with RIA Novosti, Russia’s permanent representative to the EU Vladimir Chizhov.

«If the President (USA — ed.) Donald trump realizes his threat on the part of the car – it will be serious for the EU economy. In Germany, for example, one in six working people are active in the automotive industry. I’ve seen the numbers: U.S. import vehicles to 191 billion dollars, of which $ 42 billion – imports from the EU, and of these 42 billion 25 falls on Germany,» he said.

The President of the United States Donald trump recently threatened on Twitter that the US will impose import duties of 20% on cars from the EU. The EU will be forced to take retaliatory steps, if that happens, said Vice-President of the EC Jyrki Katainen.

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