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THE European Union and Japan are pushing for exclusion from the Trump Administration's tariffs on steel and aluminum imports into the United States, a move that will go into effect on March 23.

US Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer met with European Commissioner for Trade Cecilia Malmstrom and Minister for Economy and Industry of Japan Hiroshige Seko in Brussels last week as part of discussions to address the global overcapacity of steel and find potential solutions to curb the trade-distortive practices that led to the overcapacity issues, American Shipper reported.

Mr Lighthizer and Ms Malmstrom had their own bilateral follow-up meeting afterwards to further discuss the issue, but no final decision has been announced regarding a potential exemption.

  • 2018-03-16