"We did not want to be in this position", EU Trade Commissioner Cecilia Malmstrom said in a statement.
If the plan were accepted, it would mean scrapping the EU's 10 percent tax on vehicle and auto imports from the USA and other nations and the US dropping the 2.5 percent duty it puts on similar imports from the EU.
The EU has also filed a case with the World Trade Organisation (WTO), claiming Trump's tariffs were "pure protectionist" and "illegal". Experts say that the Trump administration has been focused on poultry and pork imports as well as India's imposition of price controls on medical devices.
"The rules of worldwide trade that we have developed over the years with our American partners can not be violated without a reaction from our side", Malmstrom said.
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Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull also got involved, saying he had spoken to Lew about the matter. That run of content will end on Wednesday morning in Australia after Russian Federation plays Egypt.
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The EU implemented the tariffs a week earlier than expected, "a signal that the EU is striking back and taking this seriously", said economist Holger Schmieding at Berenberg Bank in London.
On Thursday, Indian imposed tariffs on 29 U.S. goods worth $ 238 million as a countermeasure.
India had sought to be exempt from the new US tariffs on steel and aluminum, arguing its exports were small in comparison to other countries, but got nowhere.
The Global Times, a widely read tabloid published by the ruling Communist Party's official People's Daily, said in an editorial China needed to be realistic about how it could handle the United States and look at other strategies.
Canada also promised retaliatory tariffs worth $12.8bn on U.S. products including steel, aluminium, whiskey and orange juice.
The English-language paper cited research by the Rhodium Group saying that Chinese investment in the United States declined 92 per cent to US$1.8 billion in the first five months of the year, its lowest level in seven years. Its biggest target has been China, against which President Trump this week ordered new tariffs on $200 billion worth of goods.