No countries will be exempt from the steep steel and aluminum tariffs President Donald Trump announced this week, which have outraged allies and stoked fears of a global trade war, a senior White House official said Friday.

Trump “made clear that this would be an across-the-board tariff with no exclusions,” including key allies Canada and Europe, the official told reporters.Read More..

However, the White House will consider possible exemptions in “situations” that arise on a case-by-case basis, the official said.

President Trump’s announcement Thursday with industry leaders at the White House that he would impose a 25 percent tariff on steel imports and 10 percent on aluminum outraged allies and stoked fears of a global trade war.

 

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