The Ukrainian government is taking steps to remove Ukrainian products from under the U.S. sanctions for steel and aluminum products, Deputy Minister of Economic Development and Trade – Ukraine’s Trade Representative Natalia Mykolska has said.
“We believe that Ukrainian products, which have been represented on the American market for a long time, do not pose any threat to U.S. national security. We are in constant dialogue with the U.S. government and keep in contact with Ukrainian producers about this matter,” she wrote on her Facebook page.
U.S. President Donald Trump said earlier that the United States would impose 25% duties on steel imports and 10% duties on aluminum. The U.S. Department of Commerce concluded after an audit that imports of these metals threatened to impair U.S. national security. Trump has until April 11 to make a decision on steel and until April 19 for aluminum. (Interfax-Ukraine/Ukrainian metal)