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U.S., U.K. to Start Talks to Fix Dispute on Metals Tariffs

  • National-security tariffs serving as irritant in relationship
  • Steel, aluminum levies were put in place under Trump


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The U.S. and U.K. plan to start of talks to ease steel and aluminum tariffs that the Trump administration imposed on national-security grounds, aiming to remove a long-standing irritant in their trade relationship. 

Commerce Secretary Gina Raimondo and U.K. Secretary of State for International Trade Anne-Marie Trevelyan are meeting this week with a view to to launching formal talks, according to people familiar with the plan, who asked not to be identified because they don’t have authorization to speak publicly.