July 23, 2019 / 1:42 PM / 4 months ago

EU has 35 bln euro list ready if U.S. hits EU cars -EU trade chief

BRUSSELS, July 23 (Reuters) - The European Union would retaliate with extra duties on 35 billion euros ($39.1 billion) worth of U.S. goods if Washington went ahead with tariffs on EU cars, the bloc’s trade chief said on Tuesday.

“We will not accept any managed trade, quotas or voluntary export restraints and, if there were to be tariffs, we would have a rebalancing list,” European Trade Commissioner Cecilia Malmstrom told a committee of the European Parliament.

“It is already basically prepared, worth 35 billion euros. I do hope we do not have to use that one,” she continued. ($1 = 0.8958 euros) (Reporting by Philip Blenkinsop, editing by Robin Emmott)

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