Trade barriers

FILE - In this Sept. 22, 2005 file photo a steel worker takes a sample at the blast furnace of ThyssenKrupp steel company in Duisburg, western Germany. Ordering combative action on foreign trade, President Donald Trump has declared that the U.S. will impose steep tariffs on steel and aluminum imports, escalating tensions with China and other trading partners and raising the prospect of higher prices for American consumers and companies. (AP Photo/Frank Austin, file)
March 04, 2018 - 9:56 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump and trade (all times local): 7:30 p.m. Facing criticism from allies overseas and members of his own party, President Donald Trump is signaling he is not backing down from his plan to place tariffs on imports of aluminum and steel. Trump tweets...
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President Donald Trump listens during a meeting with steel and aluminum executives in the Cabinet Room of the White House, Thursday, March 1, 2018, in Washington. Trump's announcement that he will impose stiff tariffs on imported steel and aluminum has upended political alliances on Capitol Hill. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
March 04, 2018 - 9:56 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump's administration appears unbowed by broad domestic and international criticism of his planned import tariffs on steel and aluminum, saying Sunday that the president is not planning on exempting any countries from the stiff duties. Speaking on CNN's "State of...
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A light turned red in front of the Krupp Mannesmann steel factory in Duisburg, Germany, Friday, March 2, 2018. U.S. President Donald Trump risks sparking a trade war with his closest allies if he goes ahead with plans to impose steep tariffs on steel and aluminum imports, German officials and industry groups warned Friday. (AP Photo/Martin Meissner)
March 03, 2018 - 6:08 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump, Republicans and trade (all times local): 1:10 p.m. President Donald Trump says the U.S. "will simply apply a TAX" on cars made in Europe if the European Union retaliates against the trade penalties he's seeking on imports of steel and aluminum...
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In this Jan. 25, 2018 photo, Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., speaks to reporters as he arrives at the office of Sen. Susan Collins, R-Maine, who is moderating bipartisan negotiations on immigration, at the Capitol in Washington. Republicans in Congress have learned to ignore President Trump's policy whims, knowing whatever he says one day he'll change by the next. There's even a name for it: the Tuesday president or the Thursday president, referring to his two-day reversal on immigration. But Trump's decision to impose tariffs is another matter. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
March 03, 2018 - 1:53 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Republicans in Congress have learned to ignore President Donald Trump's policy whims, knowing whatever he says one day on guns, immigration or other complicated issues could very well change by the next. But Trump's decision to seek steep tariffs on steel and aluminum imports has...
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FILE - In this Sept. 22, 2005 file photo a steel worker takes a sample at the blast furnace of ThyssenKrupp steel company in Duisburg, western Germany. Ordering combative action on foreign trade, President Donald Trump has declared that the U.S. will impose steep tariffs on steel and aluminum imports, escalating tensions with China and other trading partners and raising the prospect of higher prices for American consumers and companies. (AP Photo/Frank Austin, file)
March 02, 2018 - 12:49 pm
GENEVA (AP) — The World Trade Organization warned Friday that U.S. President Donald Trump is risking an economically damaging trade war if he goes ahead with plans to impose steep tariffs on steel and aluminum imports. Trump, who has long railed against what he deems unfair trade practices by China...
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Traders Gregory Rowe, left, and Michael Milano work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange, Friday, March 2, 2018. Stocks are opening lower Friday as investors remain concerned that President Donald Trump's plan to impose tariffs on steel and aluminum imports will lead to retaliation from other countries. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)
March 02, 2018 - 12:45 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. stock indexes were mixed in midday trading on Friday after paring sharp losses from earlier. It's the latest dizzying swing in a whirlwind week dominated by fears about a possible trade war and a more aggressive Federal Reserve. When U.S. markets opened for trading, the...
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President Donald Trump speaks during a meeting with steel and aluminum executives in the Cabinet Room of the White House, Thursday, March 1, 2018, in Washington. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
March 02, 2018 - 12:06 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump and trade penalties on steel and aluminum imports (all times local): 12:05 p.m. The president of the European Union's executive body says the bloc will retaliate against planned U.S. tariffs on foreign steel and aluminum by taking aim at...
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FILE - In this file photo taken Wednesday, Dec. 5, 2007, a Chinese worker performs welding work on steel rods using a steel drill at a construction site in Beijing. China has expressed “grave concern” about a U.S. trade policy report that pledges to pressure Beijing but had no immediate response to President Donald Trump’s plan to hike tariffs on steel and aluminum. The Commerce Ministry said Friday, March 2, 2018, that Beijing has satisfied its trade obligations and appealed to Washington to settle disputes through negotiation.(AP Photo/Ng Han Guan, File)
March 02, 2018 - 5:55 am
BEIJING (AP) — China on Friday expressed "grave concern" about a U.S. trade policy report that pledges to pressure Beijing but had no immediate response to President Donald Trump's plan to hike tariffs on steel and aluminum. The report Thursday accused China of moving away from market principles...
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A man walks past an electronic board showing Hong Kong share index outside a local bank in Hong Kong, Friday, March 2, 2018. Asian shares posted steep declines Friday, adding to global stock market losses after President Donald Trump vowed to impose stiff steel and aluminum tariffs, sparking fears of a trade war. (AP Photo/Vincent Yu)
March 02, 2018 - 4:43 am
HONG KONG (AP) — World stock markets posted steep declines Friday, adding to global losses after U.S. President Donald Trump vowed to impose stiff steel and aluminum tariffs, sparking fears of a trade war. KEEPING SCORE: European shares sank in early trading. France's CAC 40 lost 1.2 percent to 5,...
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In this Aug. 1, 2016 photo, laborers work in the steel market in Yichang in central China's Hubei province. China has expressed “grave concern” about a U.S. trade policy report that pledges to pressure Beijing but had no immediate response to President Donald Trump’s plan to hike tariffs on steel and aluminum. The Commerce Ministry said Friday, March 2, 2018, that Beijing has satisfied its trade obligations and appealed to Washington to settle disputes through negotiation.(Chinatopix Via AP, File)
March 02, 2018 - 1:49 am
BEIJING (AP) — Chinese leaders need to decide whether President Donald Trump's planned hike in steel and aluminum tariffs justifies starting a fight that might disrupt access to one of China's biggest markets. Beijing has threatened retaliation if Trump raised trade barriers but had no immediate...
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