WORLD French minister Le Maire vows 'strong' response to US tariffs

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French minister Le Maire vows 'strong' response to US tariffs

AFP

17:07, December 03, 2019

French Finance minister Bruno Le Maire said Tuesday that Paris would ensure a "strong" response in the event of US tariffs as an internet-inspired tax and trade conflict heated up.

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Le Maire told Radio Classique that threatened US tariffs on French goods such as sparkling wine, yogurt and Roquefort cheese were "inacceptable" and warned Washington that the  European Union could generate a robust reply.

"We were in contact yesterday with the European Union to ensure that if there are new American tariffs, there will be a European response, a strong response," Le Maire said.

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