Trump Exempts Canada, Mexico And Sets Steel Tariffs Into Motion

Brushing aside stern warnings from from ally nations, U.S. companies and lawmakers in his own party, President Trump will impose substantial tariffs Thursday on steel and aluminum imports from across the globe, a senior White House official said.

His order will include an indefinite but conditional exemption for Canada and Mexico, the official said.

The order marked the first time in more than three decades that a U.S. president has invoked national security as the basis for ordering such trade restrictions.

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