Across the pond, a trade war really is brewing.
Trump on Thursday pressed ahead with the imposition of 25 percent tariffs on steel imports and 10 percent for aluminium on Thursday, though he announced exemptions for Canada and Mexico, and said exceptions could also be made for other allies.
South Korea, the third-largest steel exporter to the U.S., is also considering joining an action at the WTO.
The South Korean official said the tariffs would impact the renegotiation of the bilateral free trade deal with the United States that is now underway.
China, which produces half the world's steel, will assess any damage caused by the USA move and "firmly defend its legitimate rights and interests", the country's Ministry of Commerce said. While lawmakers technically could try to counter Trump on trade with some kind of legislative response, there's no clarity about what that would look like, and what kind of precedent it would set. The President's spokesperson Sarah Sanders says if it's seen in the nation's security interest some nations may be dropped off the list.
Orrin Hatch of Utah and Ron Johnson of Wisconsin, floated the possibility of legislation to limit Trump's ability to impose tariffs or to require congressional approval, though there's no indication any such plan could garner the necessary veto-proof margin for passage. Congressional Republicans are anxious that Trump's trade policy will mitigate any economic benefits from their 2017 tax cuts, particularly in a midterm election year when Republicans want to run on a platform of economic success.
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Orrin Hatch, the Utah Republican who chairs the Senate Finance Committee and who has enjoyed a close relationship with Trump, called the president's latest move policy "misguided". Does the Trump administration's highlight reel affect your take on whether art, for some, influences real-life action?
Both House Speaker Paul Ryan and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell have pushed back. Sen.
Trump is expected to sign a presidential proclamation establishing the tariffs during a ceremony scheduled for 3:30 p.m. (2030 GMT) on Thursday, a source familiar with the situation said.
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