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Canada, Mexico, Others Could Be Spared from US Tariffs on Metals

09 March 2018

The two nations won't be subject to tariffs on their steel and aluminum if they sign a new North American Free Trade Agreement that meets the satisfaction of the U.S., Navarro said, adding that other American allies could use a similar system to ask for an exemption.

The lawmakers went on to recommend that Trump exclude fairly traded products and products that do not pose a national security threat; announce a process for US companies to petition for duty-free access to imports unavailable from USA sources; and allow exemptions for existing contracts for steel and aluminum purchases.

The letter specifically mentions the tax cuts the Trump administration and Congress worked so hard to pass just previous year, saying that "adding new taxes in the form of broad tariffs would undermine this remarkable progress".

The official said that Mr Cohn had told the president in February that he felt underused and that he should have a larger role in the White House - and if that wasn't possible, he would consider leaving.

German Economy Minister Brigitte Zypries said: "I hope Trump changes his mind ..."

She also warned the Trump administration's tariffs could provoke retaliations from other countries.

Foreign Minister Wang Yi said China and the United States should strive to be partners rather than rivals.

"I note they mention Canada and Mexico, they are two countries that are now negotiating with the U.S. on the NAFTA agreement".

White House trade adviser Peter Navarro told Fox Business Network that aides will be in the Oval Office at 3:30 p.m. ET "with a bunch of men and women from steel country and aluminum country coming in to see the president".

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The announcement came hours after Trump denied there was chaos in the White House.

"We have state senators from both the Republicans and Democrats, so it was quite unprecedented for us to have a consensus on this issue where we both recognized that this would be damaging for both jobs in the USA and jobs in Canada", Sucha said Wednesday.

Sanders dismissed concerns expressed by some Republican lawmakers, including Sen.

"Trade promotes prosperity if it's based on exchange, on working together", Brigitte Zypries, Germany's outgoing economy minister, said in a statement.

The EU is also looking at "safeguard" measures to protect its industry - restricting the bloc's imports of steel and aluminium to stop foreign supplies flooding the European market, which is allowed under World Trade Organisation (WTO) rules.

The increased likelihood of tit-for-tat trade measures and a warning by the International Monetary Fund that it could hurt global growth hit shares, oil and the dollar.

Trump claimed the United States last year had a trade deficit of "almost 800 Billion Dollars", significantly overstating the actual figure of $566 billion, which still was the biggest us trade deficit in nine years.

In his first tweet on Wednesday, the U.S. President showed no sign of backing down, saying the United States had lost more than 55,000 factories and 6 million manufacturing jobs and let its trade deficit soar since the first Bush administration.

Following the news on Cohn, the U.S. dollar weakened and stock futures fell more than one per cent, with analysts citing increased uncertainty about economic agenda.

Canada, Mexico, Others Could Be Spared from US Tariffs on Metals