Published: Mon, March 12, 2018
Worldwide | By Gretchen Simon

American customers stockpile Canada steel as tariffs loom

American customers stockpile Canada steel as tariffs loom

Senior EU officials including Malmstrom have said the union might take retaliatory action against the United States.

He has ordered steep new tariffs on those imports to the U.S.

Mr Trump signed the measures on Thursday in a ceremony at the White House attended by steel and aluminium workers. "We will have to protect our industry with rebalancing measures, safeguards", she said. "We want to get as much clarity as possible." and that the European Union is "an ally, not a threat" to the US.

Trump said the move would spur economic growth in the region.

The US had last week raised import duties on steel and aluminium products to 25 % and 10 %, respectively.

He said, "Spoke to Prime Minister Abe of Japan, who is very enthusiastic about talks with North Korea".

After a week of intense lobbying from members of Congress - including members of Mr Trump's own party - world leaders and other stakeholders, he has agreed to exempt Canada and Mexico from the tariffs.

An administration official told the Washington Post before Navarro's comments that Canada and Mexico would likely be exempted from tariffs for 30 days - not a whole lot of time to wrap up negotiations on the trade agreement that have lately stalled. "We want to build our ships, we want to build our planes, we want to build our military equipment with steel, with aluminium from our country".

Trump's envoy also met Malmstroem and Seko separately.

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New Zealand exports a relatively small amount of both steel and aluminium to the United States which would still have attracted the tariffs.

Turnbull went a step further, telling reporters in South Australia on Saturday that he was "very pleased the President was able to confirm that he would not have to impose tariffs on Australian steel and aluminum".

I include President Donald Trump tweeted earlier that, "When a country (USA) is losing many billions of dollars on trade with virtually every country it does business with, trade wars are good, and easy to win". "It meant in practice that in the USA they lost thousands and thousands of jobs", Katainen said.

Flavio Volpe, president of the Automotive Parts Manufacturers' Association said on Friday that he had been informed about cases of steel stockpiling. He said the conversation also touched on the security alliance between the USA and Australia, as well as possible talks between Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un.

Brussels has gone the furthest in fighting back against Washington's shock measures, loudly announcing a list of USA products to hit with countermeasures if its exports are affected by the tariffs.

The White House said Wednesday that Mexico, Canada and other countries may be spared from tariffs under national security "carve-outs".

Odd what qualifies as good news from the White House these days.

Maxime Bureau, chairman for Europe of AmCham, the USA chamber of commerce said: "Unilateral actions which could be followed by counter-measures help no one".

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