The US wants to tax $11.2 billion worth of EU goods from jets to Cheese. The US tariff wish-list reflects Trump administration's calculation of the harm EU subsidies have inflicted on the US
The US president signed proclamations allowing relief from the quotas on steel from South Korea, Brazil and Argentina and on aluminium from Argentina.
Trump and other world leaders don't agree on a wide range of issues from trade to the environment as well as Iran and the construction of a new US embassy in Jerusalem.
The decision would land ahead of a Friday deadline for exemptions to the planned metals tariffs amid stalled trade talks with the EU, and would likely prompt retaliation from the bloc.
Under the revised trade pact agreed upon by both countries, US automakers win improved market access and South Korean steelmakers have been hit with quotas while avoiding hefty tariffs.
This first salvo in reaction to US steel and aluminium tariffs could be overshadowed by the decision to approve a possible tariff hike on Chinese goods worth up to $60 billion over Beijing's technology policy.
US President Trump's planned tariffs on steel and aluminum would distort global trade and cost jobs, Australia's trade minister said, highlighting the risk of retaliatory measures from Asian exporters.
US President Trump signs an order known as "Buy American and Hire American" that also seeks changes in government procurement that would boost purchases of American products in federal contracts.
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