March 22, 2018 / 7:08 AM / 7 months ago

EU has chance to win exemption from U.S. tariffs: German minister

BERLIN (Reuters) - The European Union has a chance to secure an exemption from U.S. tariffs on steel and aluminum imports that are going into effect on Friday, said German Economy Minister Peter Altmaier.

FILE PHOTO: German Economic Minister Peter Altmaier delivers a statement regarding the Trump Administration's steel and aluminum tariffs outside of the White House in Washington, U.S., March 19, 2018. REUTERS/ Leah Millis

“I believe that we actually have a chance to prevent those (tariffs) from going into effect,” he told the public broadcaster ARD on Thursday.

Reporting by Joseph Nasr; Editing by Tom Sims

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