Trump Tweets That Steel And Aluminum Tariffs May Hinge On NAFTA Deal

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Trump's Administration hopes to impose these tariffs within the next couple weeks.

Europe may expand the group of targeted American goods should Trump also follow through on a related pledge to impose a 10 percent duty on foreign aluminum.

Trudeau spoke with Trump about the closing of the latest round of NAFTA negotiations in Mexico City, flagging the progress that had been made in this seventh round of talks while expressing concerns about the threat of tariffs.

However, higher prices could take a significant toll on users of steel and aluminum.

A major aluminum trade group is telling President Donald Trump that it's "deeply concerned" about the effects of global tariffs on aluminum production.

It's not about China, yet.

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But Canada isn't the only country the United States has to worry about.

Most analysts agree that US steel and aluminum has been hurt, mainly by overproduction in China.

It is also about Germany, with which the U.S. has a large trade deficit. "We've heard more about Canada in the last week in the United States then we have over the last 25 years that I have been doing Canada-U.S. (relations)".

But it could be about China, soon.

. But even if more production was shifted to the US over time, the reality is that the industry has been rapidly embracing automation in recent years and modern steel plants are unlikely to be the mass employers they once were.

"I will tell you the European Union - brutal".

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Well, quite probably yes, Dr Kirchner said. But U.S. companies may not be willing to expand capacity, as that would require them to commit a lot of capital with no guarantee that the tariffs would be permanent. "But cumulatively what we are seeing is an increase in protectionism in the U.S. that's going to prompt retaliatory actions on the part of other economies - the EU, China". By the end, Trump told Porter he didn't realize he was such a "globalist".

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For Australia, it is a mixed bag.

"They darn well know that the impacts on the US economy will be major, and they will be negative", he said.

Senate Finance Committee chairman Orrin Hatch, one of the longest serving Republicans in Congress, said he believed Trump was "shooting one across the bow and letting people know that we're not being treated fairly in these worldwide matters".

A container ship is docked at the Port of Brisbane, Wednesday, February 7, 2018. Daniel Ujczo told CTV's Your Morning that he expects cooler heads will eventually prevail, especially if upward pressure on commodity prices cause job losses, and Canada starts to snipe at politically sensitive USA goods. Other countries have blocked access to our products while we give their companies access to our consumers.

On the other hand, China can be another obstacle. What's driving it, rather, is a set of ideas about trade that Trump and some of his advisers have long held.

The tariffs will be made official in the next 2 weeks, White House officials said Monday, as the administration defended the protectionist decision from critics in Washington and overseas.

Ryan spokeswoman Ashlee Strong said in a statement on Monday that the speaker is "urging the White House to not advance with this plan".

Trump also has defended the move. "Anywhere there is an important political figure, that's where you will see retaliation". I think he thinks the politics will prevail over the economics.

Despite a revolt among key Republicans in Congress, Trump remained defiant. We'll do it in a very loving way.

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