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EU to Strike Back Against Trump With Levies on Harleys, Bourbon

  • U.S. says it will impose tariffs on steel, aluminum from EU
  • European commission president says bloc preparing retaliation
Bottles of Maker's Mark Distillery Inc. bourbon whisky sit on a conveyor belt after being hand dipped with their signature red wax at their distillery in Loretto, Kentucky, U.S., on Tuesday, Jan. 4, 2011. Maker's Mark annouced earlier this year that President Bill Samuels Jr. will retire on April 15, 2011, and become chairman emeritus, with his son Rob Samuels replacing him as president.
Photographer: John Sommers II
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The European Union said it would impose tariffs against U.S. imports in retaliation for new American duties, measures the bloc has already indicated will target consumer, agricultural and steel products in many key Republican constituencies.

The Trump administration announced on Thursday that it would hit the EU, Canada and Mexico with 25 percent duties on imported steel and 10 percent on aluminum in Washington’s most aggressive trade action yet against its allies. The EU has said it will impose retaliatory tariffs on 2.8 billion euros ($3.3 billion) of American imports as soon as June 20.