Norway files WTO complaint against US tariffs

Added On June 14, 2018

Norway filed a complaint at the World Trade Organization on Tuesday, in its first step to overturn U.S. tariffs on steel and aluminum.

In a statement, the Norwegian ministry said it was seeking settlement consultations with the United States as the first stage of the WTO's settlement process.
Minister of Foreign Affairs Ine Eriksen Soreide, said that Washington's "disregard for WTO rules weakens the credibility of the United States in international trade, and risks undermining the rules based multilateral trading system."
Norway joins a growing legion of areas  - including the European Union, Canada, Mexico, China, India - to request talks with the U.S.
On June 1st, the United States decided to impose tariffs of 25 percent on steel and 10 percent on aluminum for the EU, Canada and Mexico.
The unilateral move attracted criticism from around the world, with the EU called the levy "pure protectionism."