Trump threatens with import duties on EU cars (US President Donald Trump has threatened with import duties on European cars. He reacted to the possible European countermeasures on the import duties on steel and aluminum announced by him. Trump’s plans for a worldwide fear of a possible trade war on Friday. According to anonymous sources from the Reuters news agency, the EU is considering an import tax of 25 percent on approximately $ 3.5 billion of imported goods from the United States. Trump showed on Saturday that it was prepared to take additional measures if Brussels, already huge import duties and, barriers for American companies doing business there ” increases. Then we simply come with an import tax on their cars, which now freely the US income, tweeted the president.