US President Donald Trump's trade chief is lashing out at tariffs imposed against the United States. The European Union, China and other members of the World Trade Organization have been retaliating against American taxes.
The US Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer defended American tariffs on steel and aluminum saying they were imposed under a national security threat which is allowed under the WTO. He said the EU's response has no legal basis. Within the past week, Europe has imposed tariffs on American motorcycles, bourbon, orange juice and other products. Lighthizer also said the US would take all necessary actions to protect its interest which could include WTO challenges.
美国商务代表罗伯特·莱西泽尔为美国的钢铝税进行辩护，称施加这些关税是因为出现了国家安全威胁，这在世贸组织允许范围内。他表示，欧盟的回应没有法律依据 。在过去一周内，欧洲对美国的摩托车、波旁酒、橙汁和其他产品征收了关税 。莱西泽尔还表示，美国将采取一切必要行动来保护其利益，可能包括挑战WTO 。