Economy US, EU can still talk trade after tariffs, says US envoy Updated : May 30, 2018 04:46 PM IST EU leaders agreed earlier in May to open discussions about market access for US products, but only if Washington grants the EU a permanent exemption from tariffs. The 28-member bloc shelved talks towards an ambitious EU-US trade deal known as TTIP after Donald Trump's presidential election victory in 2016. The US Commerce Secretary also denied claims that tariffs would harm US steel-consuming industries. Subscribe to Moneycontrol PRO at just Rs.33/- per month for the first year. Use code SUPERPRO. Limited period offer. Available on Web and Android.