U.S. ends steel, aluminum import tariff exemption on EU, Canada, Mexico

Cecilia Malmström Commissioner for Trade during the press conference about EU measures to counter balance US tariffs

Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross visited Beijing for trade negotiations over the weekend, and those talks produced "positive and concrete" results, said a statement from the Chinese government in state-run media Sunday.

Trump responded Friday morning with a tweet of his own that, "Canada has treated our Agricultural business and Farmers very poorly for a very long period of time".

"And we are working very hard to remind our American partners that we have such an integrated procurement supply chain that it's very difficult to fathom that there would be a security risk imposed by Canada".

Prasad warned that the United States was doing so at the cost of alienating key allies and undercutting broad worldwide pressure on China to change its trade and economic practices.Ross himself heads to Beijing on Friday where he will attempt to get firm deals to export more US goods in a bid to cut America's $375 billion trade deficit with China.

French President Emmanuel Macron said in a statement on Friday that he told Trump in a phone call that the new U.S. tariffs on European, Mexican and Canadian goods are illegal and a "mistake". "That is why we are challenging the U.S. and China at the WTO", EU Trade Commissioner Cecilia Malmstrom said.

Morneau has called the steel and aluminum tariffs "absurd", because Canada is by no means a security risk to the U.S. He's warned the measures will destroy jobs on both sides of the border.

Trudeau has long said he wouldn't agree to a sunset clause because businesses need certainty when they make long-term investments and putting a sunset clause in every five years would create uncertainty.

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"This is stupid. It's counterproductive", former British trade minister Francis Maude told BBC.

The European Union on Friday formally set in motion its trade retaliation against the USA tariffs, filing a request for consultations at the WTO, which oversees disputes on global trade.

The EU said it has opened legal challenges against China and the United States at the World Trade Organization on Friday as punishing trade tariffs announced by Washington raised the prospects of a global trade war.

Canada has crafted a retaliation plan that would involve US steel and aluminum and other politically sensitive products, sources briefed on Ottawa's strategy said.

"That Canada could be considered a national-security threat to the United States is inconceivable".

On Tuesday, Ms. Freeland met with Mr. Trump's trade chief, Robert Lighthizer, in Washington for two hours in an effort to get a permanent exemption on tariffs. But he exempted Canada, Mexico and the European Union to buy time for negotiations - a reprieve that expired at midnight on Thursday.

"Protectionism, pure and simple".

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The EU earlier threatened to counter punch by targeting U.S. products, including Kentucky bourbon, blue jeans and motorcycles.

Mexico struck back swiftly after the United States announced today that it would impose tariffs on Mexican metal imports. According to a press release, issued by the Commission via Europa.eu, it is determined to shield the European Union steel and aluminum markets from damage caused by additional imports that might be coming into the European Union as a result of the closure of the US market.

Marcon also said in a Friday statement that "economic nationalism leads to war".

Trump had been widely expected to impose tariffs on European steel and aluminum imports after failing to win concessions from the European Union.

"I don't want to compare industry to industry", he said in a conference call Thursday from Paris where he was attending ministerial meetings.

"Our steel and aluminium industries are hugely important to the United Kingdom, but they also contribute to USA industry including in defence projects which bolster U.S. national security." she said.

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