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Trump speaks with world leaders, no tariff exemptions: US commerce secy

Commerce secretary Wilbur Ross played down the possible effects of the proposed tariffs on the US economy

Reuters  |  Washington 

US President Donald Trump has spoken to world leaders about his planned tariff hikes on steel and aluminium and is not considering any exemptions to the measure, Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross said on Sunday. "I know he's had conversations with a number of the world leaders," Ross said in an interview with ABC's "This Week." "The decision obviously is his, but as of the moment, as far as I know, he's talking about a fairly broad brush. I have not heard him describe particular exemptions just yet," Ross said. On Thursday, Trump said ...

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First Published: Sun, March 04 2018. 20:27 IST