UK trade minister ready to take up concerns WTO members have on steel safeguards

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Britain's International Trade Secretary Anne-Marie Trevelyan speaks during the Global Investment Summit at the Science Museum, in London, Britain, October 19, 2021. Leon Neal/Pool via REUTERS

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LONDON, June 29 (Reuters) - British trade minister Anne-Marie Trevelyan said Britain is ready to take up any concerns raise by members of the World Trade Organization (WTO) after announcing the extension of safeguards to protect domestic steelmakers on Wednesday.

"We obviously stand ready to take up any concerns that WTO members may have on our decision, but I am absolutely certain that it is the right decision in order to ensure that we avoid as much harm or risk of injury to our steel producers as we can," Trevelyan said in parliament

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Reporting by Farouq Suleiman; editing by William James

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