U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres on Thursday hailed President Donald Trump’s decision to impose a 15% tax on imports of imported goods, saying the move was necessary to fight global warming.
The U.K. government on Wednesday approved a package of measures to help finance the United Nations’ World Food Programme, with the U.k. joining more than 20 other countries in a move that the U and European Union said will spur trade and investment.
Guterres, who had been critical of the tax in the past, said he was pleased by the outcome, despite the uncertainty over its effect.
“I was deeply disappointed to hear of the U, European Union and Japan’s decision on Tuesday to impose the 15% import tax on some products imported from the United States and Canada,” Guterre said in a statement.
“The impact on U., EU and Japanese trade and production has been very negative, and these measures will have to be implemented in an orderly way.”
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industries 1.7 billion pounds ($2.8 billion) a year.
The tax has been in place since June, and has been used to cover a backlog of orders from some of the world’s largest companies, such as Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba, and companies with operations in the U., including McDonald’s, Starbucks, and Apple.
The tax will be the first of its kind in the world, according to Guterrens office.
The measure is intended to boost investment in the sectors that support the U.’s economic recovery, he said.
It will be used to boost trade between the U.
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The president has said he will keep the tax on importation until the U.-U.
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“Today’s decision is a significant step forward,” Gutersa said in his statement.