It wasn’t yesterday, it’s not tomorrow (despite what you might read in some quarters) it’s right now. Yep, from Friday am UK time Europe has put in place a series of tariffs on USA-made imports as retaliation to President Trump’s trade policy.

The new duties on £2.4 billion worth of US products are now active and include motorcycles, orange juice and bourbon whiskey from the States.

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European Commission president Jean-Claude Juncker said that the duties imposed by the US on the EU, which has sparked the trade issues with not only Britain but China and India which is set to raise taxes against 29 US product lines, go against: “All logic and history”.