President Trump and Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross. Photo: Chip Somodevilla / Getty Images

Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross and European Trade Commissioner Cecilia Malmström released a joint statement saying they are looking for "mutually acceptable outcomes" for President Trump's recently announced steel and aluminum tariffs.

"We have agreed to launch immediately a process of discussion with President Trump and the Trump Administration on trade issues of common concern, including steel and aluminum, with a view to identifying mutually acceptable outcomes as rapidly as possible."

Why it matters: The EU threatened to strike back against President Trump's tariffs, which risked sparking a trade war with one of the United States' closest allies and trading partners.

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