Sunday, 22 July, 2018

Australia dodges U.S. metal tariffs after Trump, Turnbull do deal

Trump Reportedly Broke Another Promise, This Time To Australia US will gain nothing by imposing tariffs: Australian PM
Faye Gross | 11 March, 2018, 01:13

"Spoke to PM TurnbullMalcolm of Australia".

While announcing the details of the tariffs in Washington, Mr Trump singled out Australia when he said countries with good trade and military relationships with the USA may be exempt.

In the immediate aftermath, Australian Trade Minister Steve Ciobo told local media that he was "seeking urgent clarification" from us officials to see if Australia would be exempt.

ABC News understands there is some confusion about Mr Trump's choice of words and the two leaders did not discuss a new security agreement.

There were no immediate details on what such a "security agreement" would entail. The White House said the investigation rendered the U.S.

"There are lots of forces in the U.S. who will rally around this, there are already congressional efforts to overturn this, there's a big group of industries that have come together to advocate for something", Jacobi said.

"But this is an easy sell for Trump because of positive trading".

"I had a frank discussion with the U.S. side about the serious pending issue of steel/aluminum tariffs, " the top European Union trade official, Cecilia Malmström, wrote on Twitter after the meeting.

Turkey's Armed Forces at 4 kilometers from Syria's Afrin center
Ankara said it might also extend its aggression further east to Manbij unless the PYD/PKK leaves the strategically located city. The military intervention came after the U.S. said it would set up a 30,000-strong militant border force at Turkish doorstep.


" Turnbull has handled this well, with the right level of messaging and now knows how to speak to Trump and his administration by sticking to what is mutually beneficial".

The Australian Prime Minister declared in a post on Twitter "great discussion today on security and trade".

"The Americans made it clear then it didn't matter if we were allies or not", he said.

"The effect of imposing a tariff on Australian steel to the West Coast would be simply. putting up the price of building in California", he said.

He said any special treatment afforded to Australia would only apply to shipments coming out of the country, and not to those from Australian companies in third markets.

He said the threat of Australia sustaining collateral damage in a trade war also remained real.

Mr Turnbull later told reporters that legal paperwork confirming the exemption was yet to be completed, but an executive order would put Mr Trump's direction in place.

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