WSJ: trump has postponed the introduction of duties on steel and aluminum from the EU and allied countries until 1 June


NEW YORK, may 1. /TASS/. American President Donald trump has decided to postpone until June 1 to decide whether the imposed duties on import of steel and aluminum in the United States from the European Union and a number of countries, including Canada and Mexico. This was reported in the Monday version of the newspaper the Wall Street Journal.

According to her sources, the EU, Canada, and Mexico get a reprieve for 30 days. Otherwise, trade restrictions for them, would enter into force on the offensive Tuesday.

The newspaper the New York Times and Reuters, in turn, noted that Washington has reached a preliminary agreement with Australia, Argentina and Brazil. In respect of these duties also will be introduced. About the final agreement, expected to be announced within 30 days.

The Wall Street Journal reports that the White house also intend soon to announce the completion of a complete release from these shopping restrictions in South Korea. Duties as says the publication, will continue to operate for other countries, including Russia, China and Japan.

The US 23 March, imposed new duties on steel and aluminium products – 25% for steel and 10% aluminum. They apply to all countries which export products to the USA, but previously deferred until 1 may, Argentina, Australia, Brazil, Canada, Mexico, the Republic of Korea and the countries of the European Union.

On Friday at a press conference with trump in Washington, German Chancellor Angela Merkel said that he discussed with him the issue of the possible introduction in may of the duties on iron, steel and aluminum products from the EU and that “the decision rests with the President” of the USA. On Saturday, Merkel held a telephone conversation with President of France Emmanuel Macron and Prime Minister of great Britain Teresa may, during which the leaders of the three countries underlined the EU’s readiness to protect its trade interests in the imposition of U.S. duties on European products.

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