Brazilian Finance Minister Henrique Meirelles (left) said he told US Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin (right) the US tariffs would hurt US companies that import Brazilian semi-finished steel products. Photo: Reuters

US ‘not planning to start a trade war’, treasury secretary Steve Mnuchin claims

Brazilian finance minister quotes remarks by Trump’s treasury chief, apparently repeating remarks he first made before the US unveiled punishing tariffs on steel and aluminium

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Brazilian Finance Minister Henrique Meirelles (left) said he told US Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin (right) the US tariffs would hurt US companies that import Brazilian semi-finished steel products. Photo: Reuters
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