MALBAIE, Quebec (Reuters) - The European Union’s executive arm offered U.S. President Donald Trump on Friday a joint assessment of EU-U.S. trade to help resolve a dispute over U.S. steel and aluminum tariffs that the EU believes are based on a misreading of trade data.
The offer was made by European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker during G7 leaders’ talks in Canada, an official who followed the talks said.
“Donald, I am ready to come to Washington as soon as possible to have a common assessment. I want this issues to be resolved in a friendly manner,” the official reported Juncker as saying. He received a nod of acceptance in response, the official said.
Reporting By Jan Strupczewski; editing by Grant McCool