Canada, Mexico excused from US tariffs for undetermined period

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President Trump is offering Canada and Mexico a 30-day exemption on the tariff pending the re-negotiation of the North American Free Trade Agreement, or NAFTA.

The two nations are expected to hold the third round of FTA talks in Washington later this month. "The American steel and aluminium industry has been ravaged by aggressive foreign trade practices". It eventually saw him quitting from his post in the White House, the latest in a series of high-profile departures from the Trump administration. He was joined by steel and aluminium workers holding white hard hats.

The Springfield Democrat argued that while USA aluminum and steel workers "deserve effective relief", Trump has "pursued a chaotic process and used punishing rhetoric that treats all US trading partners as national security concerns and fails to recognize the complexities of our market".

'The dumping of cheap Chinese steel into the United Kingdom took our world class British steel industry to the precipice because of the British government's inaction. "As of yet, we've heard from ministers that they're concerned about this, but no real plan in terms of what they're going to do".

"I have a feeling we'll make a deal on NAFTA", Trump said. "I just want fairness".

In a tweet, he said the " acting swiftly on Intellectual Property theft".

"We'll see how far this really goes", he said.

"We'll be doing something with them", the president was quoted as having said during a Cabinet meeting.

The president's move to impose punitive tariffs is meant to fulfil a campaign promise to protect the USA steel industry and bring back jobs to numerous blighted Rust Belt communities in swing states that helped elect him in 2016.

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"We're negotiating with Mexico, we're negotiating with Canada".

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Democratic Sen. Tammy Baldwin is offering a mixed reaction to President Donald Trump's steel and aluminum tariffs widely panned by Republicans. He pointed to the store's many products that rely on steel and aluminium. "We urge you to reconsider the idea of broad tariffs to avoid unintended negative consequences to the USA economy and its workers", 107 House Republicans wrote in a letter to Trump.

Baldwin said Thursday that the tariffs send "a strong message to bad actors like China" but also called for Trump to exempt European trading partners and do more to "target China's cheating".

Yves-Thomas Dorval, President of the CPQ, wants the government to do everything in its power to ensure tariffs don't hit Quebec's steel and aluminum industries.

Cohn wasn't the only one angered and blindsided by the president's decision to impose tariffs on steel and aluminum imports, despite the fact that it's an issue Mr. Trump has consistently complained about for decades.

Japan said the move would have a "big impact" on the countries' close bilateral ties, while China said it was "resolutely opposed" to the decision and South Korea said it may file a complaint to the World Trade Organisation.

The "wonderfully flexible document" is created to accommodate US security relationships with other countries and provide "ironclad" protections for the industry, he said. Steel tariffs didn't work when President Bush implemented them in 2002 or when President Obama proposed them on tires in 2009. Trump has separately discussed withdrawing the United States from NAFTA. Both countries had warned of retaliatory measures if they were not exempt.

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