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The European Union, Mexico and Canada had been slapped with metal and aluminum tariffs by the United States on Thursday. And now they’re threatening to hit again.

The nations had beforehand been exempt from the tariffs, which the U.S. imposed earlier this yr.

READ MORE: U.S. imposes metal and aluminum tariffs on Canada

But U.S. Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross withdrew that exemption Thursday morning, saying that they are going to be topic to import duties of 25 per cent on metal and 10 per cent on aluminum.

The nations, which had been bracing for such a transfer by the U.S. for some months, had been swift of their condemnation of the transfer.

The European Union stated it has no alternative however to defend itself and its industries following the transfer, whereas a spokesperson stated the U.Ok. authorities was “deeply disappointed.”

WATCH: Wilbur Ross on metal tariffs — Countries ‘will get over this in due course’

“The U.K. and other European Union countries are close allies of the U.S. and should be permanently and fully exempted from the American measures on steel and aluminium,” the U.Ok. assertion learn.

Mexico additionally spoke out, slamming the U.S. for saying the tariffs are wanted for “national security” proposes.

“Mexico has repeatedly indicated that this type of measures under the criterion of national security are not adequate or justified,” a launch from the federal government stated.

Mexico additionally launched a listing — and the EU up to date one created in March —  of things they could slap tariffs on themselves in retaliation to those set by U.S.

These are the objects Mexico is threatening so as to add duties on:

  • Flat metal (cold and warm foil, together with coated and numerous tubes)
  • Lamps
  • Pork legs and shoulders,
  • Sausages and different ready meals
  • Apples
  • Grapes
  • Blueberries
  • Various cheeses

Mexico added that tariffs on different objects may be incoming, however the nation is open to dialogue to unravel the state of affairs.

“Mexico reiterates its openness to constructive dialogue with the U.S., its support for the international trading system and its rejection of unilateral protectionist measures,” the assertion learn.

These are the objects the EU is threatening so as to add duties on:

The EU’s listing of proposed tariffs is notably longer than the one Mexico launched, and spans 10 pages. A full listing might be discovered right here. 

Here are some notable objects:

  • Several widespread meals merchandise, together with kidney beans, rice, cereal, peanut butter, and many others.
  • Orange juice
  • Whiskey
  • Cigarettes and tobacco
  • Makeup and skincare merchandise
  • Clothing equivalent to t-shirts, denims, cotton objects
  • Several varieties of metal
  • Cooking home equipment and different kitchen merchandise
  • Rowing boats, canoes, yachts
  • Paper towels, bathroom paper, tampons, diapers
  • Several varieties of sneakers
  • Playing playing cards
  • Motorcycles

Canada’s plan to be revealed

Canada has not launched a listing of particular objects, or made an official assertion on the metal and aluminum tariffs but.

READ MORE: Canada prepared with listing of potential targets if Trump’s metal tariffs go into impact

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is anticipated to make an announcement concerning the tariffs Thursday afternoon.

Meanwhile, Ross stated in an interview with CNBC Thursday that any retaliation the U.S. faces from different nations gained’t have a major impact on its economic system.

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