June 4, 2018 / 3:51 PM / 18 days ago

Response to Trump metal tariffs must be measured and proportionate - UK minister

LONDON (Reuters) - Britain and the European Union’s response to the imposition of U.S. steel and aluminium tariffs must be measured and proportionate, British trade secretary Liam Fox said on Monday.

Britain's Secretary of State for International Trade, Liam Fox arrives for a Brexit subcommittee meeting at Downing Street in London, Britain, May 2, 2018. REUTERS/Hannah McKay

“It is right to seek to defend our domestic industries from both the direct and indirect impacts of these U.S. tariffs. The response must be measured, and proportionate, and it’s important that the United Kingdom and the EU work within the boundaries of the rules-based international trading system,” Fox told parliament.

Reporting by William James, editing by Elizabeth Piper

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