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Trump Expected to Announce Stiff Steel, Aluminum Tariffs

  • President to announce decision on Thursday, people say
  • Tariffs could antagonize China and hurt relations with allies
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Trump Is Said to Likely Impose Stiff Steel, Aluminum Tariffs
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President Donald Trump is set to announce steep tariffs on steel and aluminum imports Thursday, people familiar with the matter said, in what would be one of his toughest actions yet to implement a hawkish trade agenda that risks antagonizing friends and foes alike.

Trump told aides he wants to announce tariffs of 25 percent on steel and 10 percent on aluminum from all countries, according to two people who asked not to be identified because the deliberations aren’t public. One person said the details of the decision may still change, and it’s possible some countries may be granted exemptions.