"We do not rule this out. The United States has faced legal proceedings in individual countries… we are currently examining this issue, it is possible that we will consider bringing the United States to the WTO trial over the tariffs on steel and aluminum," head of the ministry's trade negotiations department Maksim Medvedkov said in an interview with Rossiya 24 TV channel.
"It is an important issue for us… we with the main suppliers have common interests, which we can defend in many ways, including through the WTO. We are currently working on it in an active manner," Medvedkov said.
In late March, the United States imposed a 25 percent tariff on imported steel products and 10 percent tariff on imported aluminum products. The US government then granted temporary exemptions to the European Union, Canada and Mexico, which expired on June 1.