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Trump sticks to tariff level pledge even as he offers possible exemptions

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By Jeff Mason, Richard Lough and Ben BlanchardWASHINGTON/PARIS/BEIJING (Reuters) - President Donald Trump is 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.Washington has repeatedly 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 North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) talks, which appear to be stalled."I'm ...

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First Published: Thu, March 08 2018. 23:05 IST
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