Brussels will hike charges on billions of pounds worth of US exports to Europe if Donald Trump imposes steel tariffs – including kitchen sinks | WHAT REALLY HAPPENED


Brussels will hike charges on billions of pounds worth of US exports to Europe if Donald Trump imposes steel tariffs – including kitchen sinks

Brussels is set to hit back at Donald Trump's steel tariffs by hiking charges on a vast array of exports to the US - including the kitchen sink.

The US President has fired off the first salvos of a trade war by laying out plans to impose tariffs on goods heading for America, even from the country's closest allies.

Theresa May has joined political leaders from around the world to urge the US President not to go ahead with his protectionist plan.

But Mr Trump has rejected their plea, prompting the EU to draw up plans to hit back by slapping higher charges on a range of US exports heading to Europe.

This will include new 25 per cent charges on yachts, peanut butter lipstick, bed linen, motorbikes and trousers.

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