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Asia's biggest exporters bristle over U.S. tariffs, fanning trade war fears

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By Aaron SheldrickTOKYO (Reuters) - Major Asian nations reacted sharply on Friday to U.S. President Donald Trump's decision to impose tariffs on steel and aluminium imports, warning of damage to relations amid industry calls for retaliation.Japan said the move would have a "big impact" on the countries' close bilateral ties, while China said it was "resolutely opposed" to the decision and South Korea said it may file a complaint to the World Trade Organization.Trump on Thursday pressed ahead with the imposition of 25 percent tariffs on steel imports and 10 percent for aluminium on Thursday, ...

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First Published: Fri, March 09 2018. 14:36 IST
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