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European steelmakers may have to impose quotas to appease President Trump

European steelmakers may have to impose quotas to appease President Trump

On Wednesday, the federal government said it will take additional steps to prevent foreign steel and aluminum from being dumped into the North American market. Canada's planned retaliatory measures will take effect July 1 and stay in place until the USA backs down.

"We would expect declining sales to result in auto-industry job losses ranging from 18,000 to 40,000 by the end of 2019", the Council said in a blog post in March.

Tariffs of 25 percent on steel imports and 10 percent on aluminum will be imposed on the EU, Canada and Mexico from midnight (0400 GMT on Friday), Ross told reporters.

In a statement, Mr Gardiner said national security was being used as an excuse for the "unjustified" tariffs, which present a "grave threat" to thousands of United Kingdom jobs.

On March 1, President Donald Trump announced that the United States would impose a 25 percent global tariff on all imports of steel, and a 10 percent tariff on all aluminum imports. European Union exports potentially subject to US duties are worth 6.4 billion euros.

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Trump has threatened to take steps to withdraw from NAFTA for more than a year, but during his first year in office he was coaxed out of taking dramatic steps by advisers like National Economic Council President Gary Cohn and Secretary of State Rex Tillerson.

"This is a bad day for world trade", Juncker said.

Canada's Prime Minister Justin Trudeau listens to Foreign Minister Chrystia Freeland during news conference in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada, May 31, 2018. All three affected parties had already said they would respond in kind, and Canada was the first to announce a slew of countermeasures.

Juncker called the USA action "unjustified" and said Europeans had no alternative but to respond with tariffs of their own and to lodge a case against Washington with the World Trade Organization in Geneva.

Trump invoked a 1962 trade law to erect protections for United States steel and aluminium producers on national security grounds, amid a worldwide glut of both metals that is largely blamed on excess production in China.

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Mexico came out swinging after the announcement, immediately announcing that they will meet the metals tariffs with duties of their own on USA imports including pork bellies, fruit, cheeses and flat steel. Thursday's tariff announcement by the White House will further complicate agreeing on a G-7 agenda.

"We want open markets, free markets but we have to convince the USA administration", Altmaier told German television.

The Trump administration has given permanent metals tariff exemptions to several countries including Australia, Argentina and South Korea, but in each case set import quotas.

"I think Donald Trump has made a massive mistake", said Mr Ellis. "The EU believes these unilateral USA tariffs are unjustified and at odds with World Trade Organisation rules", Jean-Claude Juncker, President, European Commission, said on Thursday.

Trudeau said that in NAFTA talks, Canada, the U.S. and Mexico had come so close to a deal he had offered to meet Trump in Washington. Trade Commissioner Cecilia Malmstrom added that the USA, through months of negotiations, threatened steep tariffs in order to obtain trade concessions from the EU.

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Ross himself heads to Beijing on Friday where he will attempt to get firm deals to export more U.S. goods in a bid to cut America's US$375 billion (S$502 billion) trade deficit with China. "This is not the way we do business, and certainly not between longstanding partners, friends and allies", she said in a statement.

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