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Canada hails tariffs exemption, says to keep lobbying Washington

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By Anna Mehler Paperny and Allison LampertTORONTO (Reuters) - Canada on Thursday hailed the news it would not immediately be subject to U.S. tariffs on steel and aluminum while promising to continue lobbying Washington until the threat of duties had disappeared.President Donald Trump announced the imposition of 25 percent tariffs on steel imports and 10 percent for aluminum on Thursday but said Canada and Mexico would be exempt as long as talks to update the NAFTA trade deal progressed."Today is a step forward. There's more hard work to do, and we will not let up," said Canadian Foreign ...

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First Published: Fri, March 09 2018. 08:43 IST