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Policy making | Brussels, 31 May 2018

Malmström met Japanese Minister and US Trade Representative in Paris

At the sidelines of the Ministerial meetings during the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) Week in Paris, EU Trade Commissioner Cecilia Malmström met with Hiroshige Sekō, Minister of Economy, Trade and Industry of Japan, and with US Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer.

The three met as a continuation of the trilateral talks launched last year, to address issues such as trade-distortive practices that lead to severe global overcapacity in sectors like steel. After their meeting, the three issued the following statement.

After meeting bilaterally, Minister Seko and Commissioner Malmström also issued the following readout, about their concerns on the US tariffs on steel and aluminium, and the announced US investigation into trade in cars and car parts.


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