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Japan trade minister calls for calm heads over U.S. tariffs

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BRUSSELS (Reuters) - Japan's trade minister sought an exemption from U.S. import tariffs on steel and aluminium on Saturday and called for "calm-headed behaviour" in a dispute that threatens to spiral into a trade war.Minister Hiroshige Seko told a news conference his U.S. counterpart Robert Lighthizer had only explained the schedule and procedure of the U.S. actions in talks in Brussels. Seko said he believed there was still time for Japan to secure an exemption.U.S. President Donald Trump signed an order on Thursday to set import tariffs of 25 percent on steel and 10 percent on aluminium, ...

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First Published: Sat, March 10 2018. 20:37 IST