Trade tariffs: Chorus of condemnation intensifies

Trade tariffs: Chorus of condemnation intensifies
 

Massive US tariffs come into force on Friday as condemnation of the Trump administration's move intensifies.
Criticism of the import tax on steel and aluminium from the EU, Canada and Mexico was joined by top congressional Republicans.
Leaders from affected nations reacted furiously, setting out tit-for-tat tariffs on the US, ranging from steel to sleeping bags and ballpoint pens.
France's president told Mr Trump by phone that the US move was "illegal".
Emmanuel Macron told him the EU would respond in a "firm and proportionate manner", the Elysee Palace says.
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1 June 2018 in World News, Views: 77
Source: BBC
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