EU proposals to open the trade bloc's markets wider to American products appeared not to have persuaded Washington to lift its threat to curb EU steel and aluminum imports. That was the word Tuesday from EU trade commissioner Cecilia Malmstrom. US president Donald Trump has granted EU producers exemptions from stiff tariffs on steel and aluminum, pending the outcome of talks.
The exemptions end June first. EU leaders last week agreed on four areas the bloc was willing to discuss, including easier access for industrial products but only that the exemptions are made permanent. Malmstrom said that even if European producers escaped tariffs, they were unlikely to have unrestricted access to American markets.
欧盟向美国商品进一步开放该贸易集团市场的提议似乎并没有说服华盛顿取消遏制欧盟钢铝进口的威胁。这是周二欧盟贸易专员塞西莉亚•马姆斯特罗姆说的话 。美国总统唐纳德·特朗普同意向欧盟生产商豁免严格的钢铝关税，使谈判结果悬而未决 。
豁免将于6月1日到期。上周，欧盟领导人同意了该集团愿意商讨的四个领域，包括获得工业产品更容易的渠道，但前提是豁免永久有效 。马姆斯特罗姆说即便欧洲生产商能免得了关税，他们也不大可能毫无限制地接触美国市场 。