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EU Parliament Committee Backs Start of US Trade Negotiations

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Published on February 19, 2019 - Duration: 01:04s

EU Parliament Committee Backs Start of US Trade Negotiations

​The negotiation mandates include lowering tariffs on American cars and car parts.

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EU Parliament Committee Backs Start of US Trade Negotiations

EU lawmakers voted Tuesday to begin negotiations on a deal to lower tariffs on U.S. industrial goods.

The European Parliament's international trade committee  approved a resolution  encouraging EU states to support the EU Commission's negotiating mandates.

Those mandates include lowering tariffs for American cars and car parts, but they'd be subject to change if Washington were to impose certain new tariffs.

The EU's Parliament will vote on the resolution in March.

EU Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker  struck a deal  with President Donald Trump last year that the U.S. will not impose tariffs on cars "for the time being." But an EU spokesperson said Monday if the U.S. takes "actions detrimental to European exports, the European Commission would react in a swift and adequate manner," according to  The Associated Press .

The news comes  amid reports  the Commerce Department has given the president its findings on whether auto imports pose enough danger to national security to justify imposing taxes.

The Commerce Department has yet to say publicly what those findings are or what it recommends.

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