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German Steel Town Fears U.S. Tariffs Would Deal Crushing Blow

April 8, 2018 |

A German steel mill that has long supplied Europe with wire used in construction could become a casualty of new U.S. tariffs on steel imports.
WSJ.com: What’s News Europe

Why a Slice of the U.S. Steel Industry Welcomes Trump’s Tariff Exemptions

March 27, 2018 |

The Trump administration’s decision to temporarily exempt several countries from new tariffs provides relief to some of the largest customers of imported steel: companies that import semi-finished steel slabs into the U.S.
WSJ.com: US Business

New Life for Steel Plant Perks Up Depressed Illinois Town

March 11, 2018 |

Things are looking up for Granite City, where U.S. Steel has decided to rekindle part of an idled steel mill that had seen about 1,500 workers laid off a few years ago.
WSJ.com: US Business

Steel tariffs bring vindication for Trump’s feisty trade advisor Peter Navarro

March 10, 2018 |

Minutes before President Trump entered the White House Roosevelt Room on Thursday to announce sweeping tariffs on imported metals, the president’s economic A-team stood stone-faced near the president’s podium — but not Peter Navarro.

The 68-year-old former UC Irvine economics professor looked almost…


L.A. Times – Business

Trump to offer Canada and Mexico temporary exemption from steel tariffs, aide says

March 8, 2018 |

President Trump’s controversial plan to levy hefty tariffs on imported steel and aluminum will initially exempt Canada and Mexico and give other trading partners a short window to seek exclusions from the measure, according to one of the president’s trade advisors.

The aide, former UC Irvine professor…


L.A. Times – Business

Trump plans to announce steel tariffs, but may allow exemptions for U.S allies after all

March 8, 2018 |

President Trump is expected as early as Thursday to sign off on his controversial plan to slap stiff tariffs on imported steel and aluminum, but in a surprise reversal the White House opened the door to exemptions for products from Canada, Mexico and other U.S. allies.

Carve-outs for certain countries…


L.A. Times – Business

U.S. Soybean Farmers Fear China Will Retaliate for Steel Tariffs

March 7, 2018 |

China’s appetite for U.S. soybeans has waned, and concerns are growing that exports of the legume could suffer further with the White House’s proposed tariffs on steel and aluminum.
WSJ.com: US Business

John Stossel: Mr. Trump, if you raise tariffs on steel and aluminum, you punish consumers

March 7, 2018 |

No, President Trump, it’s not true that if you tax imported steel, we “will have protection for the first time in a long while.”
FOX News

Trump’s new threat to NAFTA partners: Give better deal or face steel tariffs

March 6, 2018 |

President Trump threw a wrench Monday into long-stalled regional trade talks, saying that Mexico and Canada could avoid planned new tariffs on aluminum and steel if they agreed to make concessions to Washington in negotiations over the North American Free Trade Agreement.

Trump has frequently threatened…


L.A. Times – Business

Trump Links Planned Steel Tariffs to Nafta Renegotiation Effort

March 5, 2018 |

President Trump sought to use his threatened steel and aluminum tariffs to extract concessions from Mexico and Canada on overhauling Nafta.
WSJ.com: US Business