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Trump to authorize tariffs as White House opens way for more exemptions

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By Steve HollandWASHINGTON (Reuters) - The White House raised the possibility on Wednesday that impending hefty U.S. tariffs on steel and aluminium imports could exclude a clutch of countries besides Canada and Mexico as President Donald Trump looked set to authorize the measures as early as Thursday.Trump was expected to sign a presidential proclamation to establish the tariffs during a ceremony on Thursday, but a White House official said later it could slide into Friday because documents had to be cleared through a legal process.A senior U.S. official said the measures would take effect ...

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First Published: Thu, March 08 2018. 08:10 IST
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