Vision Council of America has been lobbying daily to try to prevent a trade war between the European Union and the USA which may lead to a dramatic raise in the EU's import duties on sunglasses imported from the USA. The EU had threatened to impose higher duties on these and 300 other products last July 18 unless the USA revised its new tariffs on imported steel. Last year, $65 million worth of sunglasses were exported from the USA to Europe. The deadline for the EU's action was recently postponed to July 3, and there are indications of a possible appeasement.