Coalition denies Trump gave Australia tariff exemption in exchange for military support

Coalition denies Trump gave Australia tariff exemption in exchange for military support
 

The trade minister, Steve Ciobo, has denied that Australia will be forced to join America’s next military outing in return for Donald Trump’s exemptions on steel and aluminium tariffs.
Malcolm Turnbull confirmed on Saturday that Australia had won a reprieve from Trump’s global steel and aluminium tariffs, despite the Trump administration saying the levies were necessary for the national security of the United States.
He said Australia would not have to provide anything in return for the exemption, even though Trump had tweeted that Turnbull was “committed to having a very fair and... read more

 
11 March 2018 in World News, Views: 133
Source: Guardian
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