US President Donald Trump speaks at the National Association of Realtors Legislative Meetings and Trade Expo on Friday. Photo: TNS

Donald Trump calls car imports a national security threat but delays tariffs on Japan and EU for six months

  • Unprecedented designation of vehicle imports sparks anger from carmakers, dealers and US allies
  • Delay means more time for trade talks, but US may seek voluntary export quotas, which are barred by WTO
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US President Donald Trump speaks at the National Association of Realtors Legislative Meetings and Trade Expo on Friday. Photo: TNS
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US President Donald Trump speaks in Washington on Friday. Photo: AFP

Donald Trump to lift US steel tariffs on Canada and Mexico, clearing way for new Nafta

  • Nations agree to ramp up efforts to trace origins of metals, stopping diversion of shipments from other nations to dodge levies
  • Tariffs have stood in the way of getting Trump’s USMCA trade deal approved by Congress, and ratified by Canada and Mexico
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US President Donald Trump speaks in Washington on Friday. Photo: AFP
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