Trump approves controversial tariffs

Trump approves controversial tariffs

Trump imposes controversial tariffs

  • 8 March 2018

President Trump has imposed controversial orders imposing heavy tariffs on steel and aluminium - but some countries will be spared.

Mr Trump has said the US is suffering from "unfair trade" and that the move would boost US industry.

But countries had expressed outrage at his plans, and experts warned of new trade wars.

The tariffs will go into effect in 15 days and include exemptions for Canada and Mexico.

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