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USTR, Top EU Trade Official to Meet on Steel, Aluminum Agreement

US Trade Representative Katherine Tai will travel to Brussels next week to continue discussions on establishing a “Global Arrangement on Sustainable Steel and Aluminum” with the European Union.

Ambassador Tai will be in Belgium on July 20-21 to speak with European Commission EVP Valdis Dombrovskis. This is their second meeting in July, the USTR press office said in a statement on Friday, and “reflects the strong ongoing commitment from the US and the EU to reach consensus on the agreement by the October 2023 deadline.”

Recall that if a deadline is not reached by October, Section 232 tariffs on the EU, suspended since 2021, could resume. This could in return bring retaliatory measures by the EU.

Further details on the USTR’s meetings and events in Brussels will be provided at a later date, according to the statement.

By Ethan Bernard,

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