'Protectionism, pure and simple:' Europe promises WTO action over US tariffs

12:16 PM ET Thu, 31 May 2018

The European Commission (EC) has angrily reacted to news that the United States will impose steel and aluminum tariffs on Canada, Mexico and the European Union (EU). In a tweet following the news, the EC said: "The EU believes these unilateral U.S. tariffs are unjustified and at odds with World Trade Organization rules. This is protectionism, pure and simple."