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Trump and his tariffs

Print edition : April 13, 2018

President Donald Trump after signing an order imposing new tariffs on imported steel and aluminum, at the White House on March 8. Trade Council Adviser Peter Navarro (extreme right) and Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross are also in the frame. Photo: DOUG MILLS/NYT

Robert Lighthizer, U.S. Trade Representative (right), and Liam Fox, U.K. International Trade Secretary, before a bilateral meeting in Washington on March 14. Photo: Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg

China is the rhetorical target of U.S. President Donald Trump’s new tariff policy on aluminium and steel, even though Chinese firms export neither aluminium nor steel to the U.S.
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