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Trump Delays EU, Japan Auto Tariffs for 180 Days for Talks

  • President declares auto imports a threat to national security
  • Orders negotiations to address ‘threatened impairment’
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President Donald Trump on Friday declared that imported cars represented a threat to U.S. national security but announced a delay in imposing tariffs on imported vehicles and parts from the European Union, Japan and other nations for 180 days to pursue negotiations.

The move avoids opening another front in Trump’s tariff battle with some of America’s key trading partners, yet it also sets the stage for high-stakes talks that are likely to be a persistent irritant in relations.