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Trump Set to Delay Auto Tariffs Amid EU, Japan Trade Talks

  • President has threatened 25% tariff on imported cars
  • National security probe said to focus on trade deficit
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Trump Said to Delay Auto Tariffs Amid Talks With EU, Japan
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President Donald Trump is poised to delay a decision by up to six months to impose auto tariffs to avoid blowing up negotiations with the EU and Japan and further antagonizing allies as he ramps up his trade war with China, according to people close to the discussions.

Trump faces a May 18 deadline over how to proceed with his threat to slap a tariff of as much as 25% on imported cars and parts in the name of U.S. national security.