Beyond imposing retaliatory tariffs on U.S. goods, the EU is prepared to file a case at the World Trade Organization against the Trump administration in cooperation with other countries and to introduce "safeguard" measures to prevent steel shipments from other parts of the world to America from being diverted to the European market and flooding it.
Gary Cohn, Trump's top economic advisor, announced his resignation Monday, with White House sources telling media outlets that the decision was based on Trump's tariff push.
Japan and South Korea expressed alarm Friday at the potential economic damage from US President Donald Trump's tariff increase on imported steel and aluminum and China accused Trump of damaging the global trading system.
Other countries with a "security relationship" to the United States may seek exemptions by opening talks with the administration on "alternative ways" to address the threats the administration alleges their products pose to national security, the official said.
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Business leaders in the steel and aluminum sectors were reportedly flying to Washington Wednesday night in anticipation of a tariff signing created to protect them against foreign competition.
"Both our industries are severely severely under threat of being weakened, or in the case of aluminum being driven to extinction", the senior administration official told reporters Thursday.
The EU has warned that it stands ready to slap "rebalancing" tariffs on about 2.8 billion euros ($3.4 billion) worth of US steel, agricultural and other products, like peanut butter, cranberries and orange juice.
Canada and Mexico would be exempted from the taxes. Other countries have added production capacity that far exceeds demand. It has 50 job openings at its Middletown Works, she added. "So they charge us 50, we would charge them 50", Trump said in his remarks before signing the two proclamations. The proclamation is scheduled for 3:30 p.m. EST.
Before the Trump administration's Section-232 investigation, dozens of anti-dumping and countervailing measures had been imposed on nearly all iron and steel products, with some tariffs already nearly prohibitively high. Earlier this week she warned the United States tariffs could jeopardise thousands of European jobs.
In recent days, we have worked energetically with our American counterparts to secure a tariff, an exemption for Canada from these tariffs. Mexico, which is the fourth largest aluminum exporter to the US, is also expected to lobby strongly for a long-lasting exclusion.
The update came as congressional Republicans and business groups braced for the impact of expected tariffs of 25 percent on imported steel and 10 percent on aluminum, appearing resigned to additional protectionist trade actions as Trump signaled upcoming economic battles with China.