Turkey has launched a legal challenge at the World Trade Organization (WTO) against EU tariffs on steel imports, the country’s Trade Ministry said on Friday. 

The EU launched an investigation and imposed curbs on steel imports in July 2018 in response to import duties applied by the U.S.

In Feb. 2019, the bloc announced a regulation imposing definitive safeguard measures on imports of steel products, saying that a sharp rise in steel imports was “seriously threatening” steelmakers in member countries.

The EU fixed quotas for import of 26 steel product categories, with 25% duty applying on further imports, for

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