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EU Imposes New Trade Sanctions on US

The European Union has imposed new trade sanctions against the United States in retaliation for a U.S. trade law the World Trade Organization says is illegal.

The new trade sanctions take effect Monday.

They impose $9 million in tariffs on U.S. blankets, paper goods, photocopiers, and drills.

Tariffs on other U.S. products, including some clothing and corn were imposed last year.

The tariffs are a response to the so-called Byrd amendment, which allows American companies to recieve proceeds from anti-dumping duties levied on foreign rivals.

The WTO has ruled the payments are illegal.

Some information for this report was provided by AP and Reuters.