October 3, 2019 / 12:10 PM / 18 days ago

Britain disappointed at U.S. tariff plans: PM Johnson spokesman

LONDON, Oct 3 (Reuters) - Britain is disappointed by U.S. government’s plans to slap tariffs on European-made Airbus planes and duties on Scotch whiskies, Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s spokesman said.

The United States said it would impose the tariffs as punishment for illegal EU aircraft subsidies.

“We are disappointed that the U.S. have published this list. Resorting to tariffs is not in anyone’s interest,” the spokesman said.

“The UK is working closely with the U.S. and EU to support a negotiated settlement to the Airbus-Boeing dispute and to avoid these tariffs from coming in to force.” (Reporting by William James. Editing by Andrew MacAskill)

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