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Trump says he'll stick to tariff levels; AP reports Canada and Mexico exempted

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By Jeff Mason, Antonio De la Jara and Dave Sherwood WASHINGTON/SANTIAGO (Reuters) - President Donald Trump was set to press ahead with the imposition of 25 percent tariffs on steel imports and 10 percent on aluminum, although he said on Thursday he was willing to strike a deal that could exempt Canada and Mexico.Trump has offered relief from steel and aluminum tariffs to countries that "treat us fairly on trade," a gesture aimed at putting pressure on Canada and Mexico to give ground in separate talks on the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA), which appear to be stalled.The ...

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First Published: Fri, March 09 2018. 02:06 IST
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