Trump orders tariffs for steel and aluminum imports

11 March, 2018, 01:39 | Author: Chad Mckenzie
  • Trump wants to punish China on trade but his latest tariffs strike Asian allies instead

"It is extremely regrettable".

In all, the state brought in $1.7 billion in steel and aluminum past year, according to the report. "We will study necessary responses within the framework of the WTO".

He said that if these countries charge us 50 percent, the USA would charge them equally.

President Donald Trump announced tariffs of 25 per cent on imported steel and 10 per cent on aluminum Thursday.

The import tariffs are likely to face retaliation from America's top trading partners, the European Union and China. Canada and Mexico are exempt from the tariffs for the time being, and other United States allies will be allowed to apply to be let off.

The president's move to impose punitive tariffs is meant to fulfil a campaign promise to protect the U.S. steel industry and bring back jobs to numerous blighted Rust Belt communities in swing states that helped elect him in 2016. NAFTA talks are expected to resume early next month.

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"Undoubtedly, the resulting higher steel and aluminum prices are clearly nothing more than a tax on the American people". It's really an assault on our country.

"Our economy and our national security are strengthened by fostering free trade with our allies and promoting the rule of law". He was joined by steel and aluminum workers holding white hard hats.

"This is an industry that is in serious condition if you turn to the steel industry since 200,000 we've lost over 50,00 jobs, since 200 we've lost 40,000 in aluminum", a senior administration official said Friday.

"I am pleased that the president has listened to those who share my concerns and included an exemption for some American allies, but it should go further", Ryan said in a statement. "I just want fairness".

Business leaders, meanwhile, have continued to sound the alarm about the potential economic fallout from tariffs, with the president and CEO of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce raising the specter of a global trade war. "At the same time, we have some friends and some enemies where we have been tremendously taken advantage of over the years".

Donald Trump said that China levies 25 percent import duty on American cars, whereas the U.S. charges just 2.5 per cent for Chinese vehicles in the US. "There is no case for imposing tariffs on Australian steel", Turnbull told reporters.

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For now, Trump agreed to exempt, Canada and Mexico and held out the possibility of later excluding allies like Australia.

Last week Trump stunned the world - and his own aides - with an off-the-cuff announcement of his plan, even before White House lawyers judged the legality of the tariffs.

The renegotiation process for NAFTA "follows its course independently of this or any domestic policy measure taken by the USA government", the Mexican Economy Ministry said in a statement.

He repeatedly argued that exemptions would throw the whole thing out of whack, saying that "as soon as you exempt one country, then you have to exempt another country".

He said the Japanese steel industry will study the impact of the USA decision on levies "very carefully" and continue "to advocate for the adoption of policies based on the principles of free trade".

Non-US governments, and particularly democracies, "are under enormous pressure not to be seen to be caving to the Trump administration", because of his unpopularity overseas, said Timothy Meyer, an global trade specialist and law professor at Vanderbilt University.

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With the current setup, the US president is taking the position that if the USA doesn't get the concessions it wants from NAFTA talks, Canadian metal producers could soon find themselves subject to the same punitive tariff as everyone else.



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