"The European Union and Canada have requested WTO dispute consultations with the United States regarding US duties on certain imported steel and aluminum products. The requests were circulated to WTO members on 6 June," the WTO said in a statement.
Brussels and Ottawa claimed that US tariffs were inconsistent with WTO General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade (GATT) 1994 and the Agreement on Safeguards, the statement added.
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The request for such consultations initiates a WTO procedure for dispute settlement.
On Friday, a source in the WTO told Sputnik that the organization's secretariat received a request from the European Union for consultations with the United States on the issue of new duties on the import of steel and aluminum products.