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Trade war

Japan, Canada and EU join auto industry condemnation of tariffs

Ambassadors warn of retaliation at US hearing

WASHINGTON/PALO ALTO, U.S. -- Japan, Canada and the European Union on Thursday warned U.S. officials of the repercussions if Washington makes good on its car tariff threats, joining the backlash from American and international business.

Kazutoshi Aikawa, minister extraordinary and plenipotentiary at the Japanese Embassy in Washington, expressed his country's objection to import restrictions at a public hearing, arguing that imports from Japan are not hurting the U.S. auto industry.

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