March 21, 2018 / 10:52 AM / 8 months ago

Germany: Will discuss all options regarding planned U.S. tariffs at EU summit

Containers are seen at the loading terminal Altenwerder in the harbour of Hamburg, Germany February 3, 2016. Picture taken February 3, 2016. REUTERS/Fabian Bimmer/File Photo

BERLIN (Reuters) - All options to respond to planned U.S. tariffs on aluminum and steel will be discussed at a summit of EU leaders this week, a German government official said on Wednesday.

The official expressed confidence that the European Union would take a coherent stance on the issue and said there was willingness to talk to the United States about reducing tariffs and other restrictions to trade.

Reporting by Andreas Rinke; Writing by Michelle Martin; Editing by Tom Sims

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