Monday, 15 October, 2018

Commerce Ministry studying impact of USA decision to raise tariff

White House says tariffs decision on track for this week Donald Trump promises 'loving' tariff approach as he says America will not be hurt by trade war
Kenny Thornton | 11 March, 2018, 14:40

The source who works at a service centre that supplies the auto sector in the United States and Canada said he is purchasing more steel products from mills in both countries. After the central bank's statement cited trade as one of its concerns preventing it from raising rates, the Canadian dollar declined, dipping below 77 cents USA, but bounced back after rumours started circulating that Trump's worst provisions were off the table.

American allies are lobbying Washington, D.C., in an effort to be exempt from President Donald Trump's steel and aluminum tariffs.

Trump later tweeted: "The European Union, wonderful countries who treat the US very badly on trade, are complaining about the tariffs on Steel & Aluminum". He said he hopes the tariffs will shore up the market for products from Cascade Steel, a division of Schnitzer Steel Industries.

The tariffs could lead to job losses at aerospace and defense companies, said Eric Fanning, president and CEO of the Aerospace Industries Association, which represents more than 300 manufacturers and suppliers. But the general rule is that the costs to the economy increase with the size of the tariff and the number of industries affected (and similarly the benefits of lowering them reduce as the tariff gets closer to zero).

But Isely said unless someone is buying a new vehicle, which could cost a couple hundred dollars more, the tariffs likely won't have a big impact on an individual consumer or their wallet. It was the most explicit threat yet from the country in the escalating trade row.

Everyone's time would be wasted, except the lawmakers would then be able to say that they'd passed a law to address the situation - and technically they wouldn't be lying. "We make a lot of agricultural products here in the Midwest, we ship a lot of them overseas".

That upgrading of relatively raw materials, or value added, is one of the strengths of trade. "There is no question that the Chinese are dumping steel and it's having a dramatic negative impact on American jobs". This is about American jobs.

The EU exports around five billion euros ($4 billion) worth of steel and a billion euros worth of aluminum to the United States each year, and the European Commission, the bloc's executive arm, estimates Trump's tariffs could cost some 2.8 billion euros. "That has definitely been an issue".

UP by-polls to be held tomorrow, BJP faces SP-BSP alliance
The party, which had joined hands with SP in the assembly polls held past year , has fielded Manish Mishra from Phulpur. RJD's Sarafaraz Alam, Taslimuddin's son, and the BJP's Pradip Singh are the key contenders for the seat.

We could bemoan the fact that America's electoral college system has selected this vainglorious ignoramus, or we can suck it up and use it to our advantage.

Trump said both Canada and Mexico are exempt from the new tariffs, a move that should help to at least lessen a negative impact.

The EU's top trade official said the U.S. failed to provide full clarity on how Europe and Japan could be spared set to continue next week. She said there's no outcry over the direct effects of Thursday's tariff implementation but a good deal of concern about the prospect of other countries responding with their own tariffs.

The tariffs are welcome news for aluminum and steel companies, however. And if we fail to stand up for steel jobs today, China will come after other jobs down the supply chain next.

Rather, the worry is that a widening trade war with layers of retaliatory tariffs would depress global trade, which grew 4.2 percent previous year, the most since 2011, on the fuel of the global economy.

"As long-standing security partners of the United States, (the European Union and Japan) underlined to ambassador Lighthizer their expectation that European Union and Japanese exports to the U.S. would be exempted from the application of higher tariffs", an European Union statement said after the talks.

I grew up in Johnstown, Pa., a vibrant steel city at the time that, much like Warren and Youngstown, has now stalled economically. We will again seek an exclusion for this steel to ensure we can protect our business.

"With these tariffs, I think it'll level the playing field", Davis said.

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