Trump implements metal tariff – friends of the US could get exemptions

Trump plans to negotiate with allies for more fair free trade agreements. Republicans want the decision rescinded.

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US President Donald Trump has now signed the decision to impose a 25 percent tariff on steel and a 10 percent tariff on aluminum. The US president says that he will be flexible with friends of the US.

During a presentation Thursday at the White House, Trump said he would exempt Canada and Mexico, but this is contingent on whether or not the US can successfully negotiate a new North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) with the two countries.

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