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UK Trade Secretary Amary Trebelian urges US Trade Secretary Gina Raimondo to hold a formal meeting on US tariff cuts on steel and aluminum by the end of the year, a senior UK official said.

The move will raise retaliatory tariffs on whiskey and other U.S. products unless Trebellian closes a swift deal with U.S. trade negotiator Katherine Tai in Washington on Tuesday to ease U.S. measures. Officials added that it was after he said the British pressure would increase.

Trevelian reiterated the message at a meeting with Lymond in the US capital on Wednesday, officials said on condition of anonymity.

The UK, which left the European Union on 31 January 2020, is eager to join the USEU Agreement signed in October. 232 inches are retained. Tariffs of 25% on steel and 10% on aluminum in a broad sense.

As a result of USEU transactions, 4,444 UK companies will increase pressure after January 1, when tariffs on EU commodities fall. After the EU traded with Washington, the EU eliminated retaliatory tariffs on the United States.