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EU weighs tariffs on bourbon, blue jeans, Harley-Davidson

EU weighs tariffs on bourbon, blue jeans, Harley-Davidson
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The European Union is weighing potential tariffs on U.S. goods ranging from Levi's jeans to Harley-Davidson motorcycles, the president of the EU's legislative body said Friday.

The proposed tariffs come in response to President TrumpDonald John TrumpTrump: 'I don't trust everybody in the White House' JPMorgan CEO withdraws from Saudi conference Trump defends family separations at border MORE's Thursday announcement that he will impose a 25 percent tariff on steel imports and a 10 percent tariff on aluminum imports next week.

"We will put tariffs on Harley-Davidson, on bourbon and on blue jeans — Levi's,” European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker said on German television, according to Reuters.

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Trump's announcement has drawn condemnation across the globe, with several countries threatening retaliation if he imposes the duties.

"We would like a reasonable relationship to the United States, but we cannot simply put our head in the sand," Juncker said.

The products listed by Juncker appeared to target industries based in the home states of congressional leaders. Harley-Davidson is based in Wisconsin, the home state of Speaker Paul RyanPaul Davis RyanMcCarthy introduces bill to fully fund Trump's border wall On The Money: McCarthy offers bill to fully fund Trump border wall | US to press China on currency in trade talks | Mnuchin plans to go ahead with Saudi trip | How America's urban-rural divide is changing the Dems Election Countdown: Minnesota Dems worry Ellison allegations could cost them key race | Dems struggle to mobilize Latino voters | Takeaways from Tennessee Senate debate | Poll puts Cruz up 9 in Texas MORE (R); Levi Strauss & Co. is headquartered in House Minority Leader Nancy PelosiNancy Patricia D'Alesandro PelosiGOP pollster: Republicans may hold on to the House in midterms Bloomberg visits New Hampshire, fueling 2020 speculation The Memo: Rust Belt race hinges on Trump MORE's (D) hometown of San Francisco; and bourbon is made in Kentucky, the home state of Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnellAddison (Mitch) Mitchell McConnellGOP Senate candidate: Kavanaugh 'debacle' 'hugely motivating' to Missouri voters Trump praises McConnell: He ‘stared down the angry left-wing mob’ to get Kavanaugh confirmed Murkowski not worried about a Palin challenge MORE (R).

Juncker did not make it clear if he listed those particular companies and industries because of their locations within lawmakers' home states.

According to Reuters, the EU is weighing potential 25 percent tariffs on $3.5 billion worth of goods to "rebalance" trade with the U.S.

Canadian Foreign Minister Chrystia Freeland also warned on Thursday that Ottawa would take "responsive measures" against the U.S. if Washington imposed tariffs on Canadian steel and aluminum exports to the U.S. 

Roberto Azevêdo, the director-general of the World Trade Organization, expressed concern on Friday about the possibility of a trade war stemming from Trump's proposed tariffs.

“A trade war is in no one’s interests," he said. "The WTO will be watching the situation very closely."