Trump claims tariffs on foreign nations will rescue USA steel industry

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Washington announced in January that it was imposing what it called safeguard tariffs over four years a 30 percent tariff in the first year which would be reduced gradually to 15 percent in the fourth year.

"Country was built on Tariffs, and Tariffs are now leading us to great new Trade Deals - as opposed to the frightful and unfair Trade Deals that I inherited as your President", Mr. Trump tweeted. That strained relations with USA allies.

But perhaps most worrying for American businesses selling in China, a significant minority of the people interviewed - 14, or 28 percent - want to stop buying American products now, and some say they are already boycotting anything made in the U.S. Others said they would continue to buy American but that could change in the future.

-Asked whether they would stop buying US products, 14 said they would, 31 said they wouldn't (some indicated their views could change if the trade war intensifies), and five didn't have a view. In addition to those tariffs, China is dissatisfied with the subsidies the USA provides to locally-made photovoltaics. It said on May 14 it had issued a request to the WTO for a dispute settlement process with Washington.

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On May 22, the WTO said Japan, Russia and Turkey warned the United States of retaliatory measures for its steel and aluminum tariffs.

China lodged its challenge at the WTO on Tuesday, the statement said.

The trade frictions between Beijing and Washington began on July 6 with the imposition by the United States of tariffs of 25 percent on Chinese products with a value of 34 billion dollars.

On May 31, Canada announced it would impose "dollar-for-dollar" tariffs on 16.6 billion Canadian dollars (12.7 billion dollars) worth of US imports on July 1 if Washington does not drop its steel and aluminum tariff threat. On the same day, Turkey's imposition of tariffs on 266.5 million dollars of US goods took effect.

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