US trade restrictions and how to protect EU jobs and business  

Additional US duties on imported steel and aluminium and the EU’s response will be debated with EU trade Commissioner Cecilia Malmström on Wednesday.

Speakers will discuss President Donald Trump’s plans to impose new US duties on steel and aluminium imports, and the EU’s planned countermeasures, along with the possible impact on EU jobs, investment and prices and the mitigating measures needed to protect EU citizens.

Parliament’s International Trade Committee was quick to condemn the US move and strongly support the EU Commission in giving a firm and immediate response that is in line with international trade law.

Spanish Olives

In a separate debate on Wednesday, MEPs are set to quiz the Commission on action planned after the US imposed new tariffs on imports of Spanish olives. A resolution will be put to the vote on Thursday.

Debate: Wednesday, 14 March

Vote: Thursday, 15 March (US tariffs on Spanish olives)

Procedure: Commission statement without resolution, Oral question to the Commission with resolution

Press conference: TBC