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Trump promises U.S. friends "flexibility" as trade war warnings rise


By Susan Heavey, Richard Lough and Ben BlanchardWASHINGTON/PARIS/BEIJING (Reuters) - President Donald Trump offered the prospect of relief from steel and aluminum tariffs to countries that "treat us fairly on trade" on Thursday, a gesture apparently aimed at renewing pressure on Canada and Mexico to give ground in separate trade talks.Trump was expected to sign a proclamation imposing 25 percent tariffs on steel imports and 10 percent on aluminum on Thursday, but this could slide into Friday. The range of potential exemptions for allies and for industries has made the final outcome ...

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First Published: Thu, March 08 2018. 21:37 IST