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EU tariffs on US goods come into effect

The European Union, EU, has introduced retaliatory tariffs on US goods as a top official launched a fresh attack on President Donald Trump’s trade policy.

The duties on €2.8bn (£2.4bn) worth of US goods came into force on Friday.

Tariffs have been imposed on products such as bourbon whiskey, motorcycles and orange juice.

European Commission president Jean-Claude Juncker said duties imposed by the US on the EU go against “all logic and history”.

Addressing the Irish parliament in Dublin, he said “we will do what we have to do to rebalance and safeguard” the EU.

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