White House: Trump Likely to Reimpose Steel, Aluminium Tariffs on Brazil

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By Cezary from Wikimedia Commons

On Wednesday, the White House of the United States of America disclosed that the details that in connection with an agreement for Brazil to avoid tariffs of steel and aluminium had not  yet been finalised and that Donald Trump, the President of the United States of America, would consider the reimposition of the said tariffs on the nation if they were not settled immediately.

Earlier, Brazil contradicted an announcement that was made by the United States that the two nations were already able to reach a deal regarding a permanent exemption from the import tariffs of steel and aluminium. The nation said that the administration of President Donald Trump had unilaterally cut off the discussions of both sides.

In a statement, Lindsay Walters, a spokesperson for the White House stated: “The United States and Brazil reached an agreement in principle on satisfactory alternative means to address the threatened impairment to our national security from steel and aluminium imports.”

She added: “The details of this agreement in principle have not been finalised. Further, if the alternative means are not finalised shortly, the president will consider re-imposing the tariffs.”