LONDON, March 28. /TASS/. Prime Minister Theresa may expressed the hope that Washington and Brussels fail to agree on a permanent release of European manufacturers from the U.S. duties on metals. She stated this in a telephone conversation with U.S. President Donald trump, said in a sent to the TASS communiqué of the Prime Minister’s office.

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“The Prime Minister welcomed the temporary exemption from duty on steel and aluminium, the United States announced last week in relation to the European Union. She said she looked forward to constructive negotiations between the EU and the USA on how to make this exemption permanent,” informed a member of the office, whose words are given in the communiqué.

In addition, it is noted that during a conversation with the head of the White house may also thanked trump for the signing of the law against privacy, which simplifies the exchange of user data with overseas law enforcement agencies and, according to London, will be “an important tool in the investigation of terrorist and other crimes in the UK.”

Earlier, the White house announced the imposition of import duties on the products of the steel and aluminium industry in the amount of 25% and 10% respectively. The list excluded a number of countries – Argentina, Australia, Brazil, Canada, Mexico, the Republic of Korea and the EU, the final decision which must be made by may 1.