Trump tariffs: US President imposes levy on steel and aluminium

  • 8 March 2018

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President Trump has imposed controversial orders imposing heavy tariffs on steel and aluminium – but some countries will be spared.

Mr Trump has said the US is suffering from “unfair trade” and that the move would boost US industry.

But countries had expressed outrage at his plans, and experts warned of new trade wars.

The tariffs will go into effect in 15 days and include exemptions for Canada and Mexico.

Tariffs of 25% are to be placed on steel and 10% on aluminium imported into the US.

Steel and aluminium workers were at the signing.

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