BRUSSELS, May 15 – The European Commission on Tuesday reacted cautiously to new tariffs imposed by the United States on Chinese electric cars, reported German news agency (dpa). 

A commission spokesman said the European Union’s executive takes note of the decision, but would not comment on it.

“What we will do, however, is closely study these tariffs and any impact they may have on the EU,” Olof Gill said at a press conference on Tuesday.

The commission has its own ongoing investigation into whether China is distorting the electric vehicle market, about which there is “no update at this moment in time,” said Gill. 

When asked whether the decision could affect Chinese battery and car factories being built in Hungary, Gill said: “I don’t think it’s for us today to talk about what may or may not be happening as regard to Chinese investment in Europe at this point.”


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