US President Donald Trump orders US 25 for steel imports and aluminum for 10 percent for defense, the chairman on Thursday signed a decision on import duties on steel workers.
He stressed that his government is ready for flexibility and cooperation with other countries. He justified his decision with the interests of the American economy and the primacy of US national security.
Donald Trump said that the portals manufactured in the United States were not affected by customs duties, and prompted foreign companies to build plants in the United States. He added: “Washington is open to allowing some countries to be uniquely duty-free, alongside Canada and Mexico, but added that they are countries that are” fair “in the United States trade. He also stated that, in granting duty relief, Washington also takes into account military ties with that country.
By negotiating with each country, President Robert Lighthizert, the United States Commercial Leader, is also chairing discussions on the renegotiation of the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA).
The president also referred to China and noted that, according to him, China produces as many steel as the United States a year in a single day. He says Washington is negotiating with Beijing. “Although I do not know if anything comes out of it,” he added.
The tariffs will enter into force after 15 days and will not apply to Canada and Mexico.
The signing took place after a period of uncertainty and disputes over a week, and the case of the defenses also divided the White House officials and Republican politicians. Gary Cohn, President of the National Economic Council, Trump’s chief economic advisor, who was opposed to free trade, who opposed the introduction of the safeguard clause, announced his resignation on Tuesday.
House Speaker Paul Ryan, Republican politician Wisconsin, and Mitch McConnell, head of the Senate Republican faction, criticized the ruling, both warning the president of a commercial war.
While Donald Trump repeatedly repeated that there was no commercial war in the face, Wilbur Ross, a commercial minister, said in a televised interview that Washington did not want a trade war.
On Wednesday, he wrote over a hundred Republican legislative letters to the president asking him to consider the tariffs to “avoid the negative consequences” of the US economy and workers. Similarly, it is not an influential actor of economic life. Tom Donohue, president of the United States Chamber of Commerce, for example, predicted a global trading war horror.
Before signing, Donald Trump met with leaders in steel and aluminum companies in America.