Juncker offers assurances to Vucic on steel quotas

European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker has informed Serbian President Aleksandar Vucic that Serbia's usual trade flows in three product categories would not be significantly affected by the proposed EU steel import safeguards, if at all.

23 Jan 2019 15:28

BELGRADE - European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker has informed Serbian President Aleksandar Vucic that Serbia's usual trade flows in three product categories would not be significantly affected by the proposed EU steel import safeguards, if at all.


Vucic wrote to Juncker on January 10 to point to the possible consequences the safeguards on imports of certain categories of steel could have for Serbia.


In response, Juncker noted a review clause that had been inserted unequivocally included the possibility of adjusting the safeguards in case they lead to adverse effects such as risks to stability or risks to economic development of priority trade partners, the presidential press office said in a statement.


Based on Vucic's request, the European Commission has committed to review the situation by July 2019 at the latest, Juncker also noted.


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