MEPs call for maintenance of industrial mineral duties under TTIP deal

By IM Staff
Published: Friday, 27 March 2015

European Parliament committees have come together to discuss duties on US mineral imports in light of the new Transatlantic Trade & Investment Partnership (TTIP) agreement between the EU and US. MEPs are likely to argue against the removal of tariffs for fear that US imports could undercut EU production in energy intensive industries.

By Keith Nuthall

The European Parliament's industry, research and energy committee has called for the maintenance of tariffs protecting energy intensive industries in the European Union (EU), such as the industrial minerals sector, following trade deal talks with the US.

This committee is one of 14 that will be giving...

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