US allies hit back at Washington’s steel, aluminum tariffs

A red-hot steel plate passes through a press at the ArcelorMittal steel plant in Ghent, Belgium. Picture: REUTERS/Yves Herman/File Photo

WASHINGTON/PARIS – Canada and Mexico retaliated against the United State’s decision on Thursday to impose tariffs on steel and aluminum imports and the European Union had its own reprisals ready to go, reigniting investor fears of a global trade war. The tariffs, announced by US Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross in a telephone briefing on Thursday, […]

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