Earlier Moscow criticized support for the US position on the part of the European Union in the trade dispute with China, considering that approach of the bloc to be “short-sighted.”
Russia’s Economic Development Ministry’s trade negotiations department head Maksim Medvedkov told Sputnik that the consequences of the US tariff policy would affect all counties, despite their position on the issue, adding that there are “no signals,” that Washington intended to cease its practice of “unilateral protectionist measures.”
“Protectionism is increasing, and the only difference is that for all countries except for the United States, these are forced measures, a reaction to the threats arising from Washington’s actions. The effect of unilateral restrictive measures will be felt by all without exception, both Russia and even those who managed to come to terms with the Americans,” he said
Earlier this spring the US President Donald Trump introduced tariffs on aluminum and steel imports from the EU and other countries.
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