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Platts: US steel-users, lawmakers seek more tariff exclusions

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Thursday, March 08, 2018
While the tariffs on steel signed by US President Donald Trump on Thursday were less aggressive than the 25% blanket tax on all imports announced last week, steel users and lawmakers continue to voice concerns about the sweeping scope of the order.
Trump on Thursday said that Canada and Mexico would not be included initially in the 25% tariff on steel imports and 10% tariff on aluminum imports, and left the door open to other potential exceptions following an approval process set up by the administration.
"Clearly President Trump has listened to Congress and job-creators all over America by improving the original proposal to create a path to allow fairly traded steel and aluminum to be excluded country-by-country and business-by-business," House Ways and Means Committee Chairman Kevin Brady said in a statement.

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