Trump said Argentina, Australia, Brazil, Canada, Mexico and
South Korea are exempt from the additional tariffs on derivative
steel products, and Argentina, Australia, Canada and Mexico are
exempt from the added duties on derivative aluminum articles.
Trump has imposed tariffs on imported steel and aluminum to help
boost U.S. production, which he says is a national security
Since the imposition of tariffs, Trump said, imports of steel
and aluminum have declined but imports of derivative products,
like steel nails and aluminum cables, have increased.
Trump said "foreign producers of these derivative articles have
increased shipments of such articles to the United States to
circumvent the duties on aluminum articles and steel articles."
He said the increased tariffs would be effective on Feb. 8.
(Reporting by Eric Beech; Editing by Mohammad Zargham and Sandra
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