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U.S., Mexico and Canada Near Deal on Metal Tariffs, Mnuchin Says

10 days ago   |   By NY Times

A potential thaw in trade relations comes as tension between the United States and China grows.
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Mnuchin says deal on steel tariffs with Canada, Mexico is ‘close'

Mnuchin says deal on steel tariffs with Canada, Mexico is ‘close'

10 days ago   |   By Politico

The Trump administration is close to resolving a solution to the steel and aluminum tariffs it has on its North American partners, a move that would mark a major step toward approval of the new NAFTA. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said during a Senate subcommittee hearing Wednesday that U.S. officials are "close to an understanding with Mexico and Canada,” on the tariffs, which have been in place for nearly a year. “It is a priority of ours.” The comments mark the most significant sign yet from a Trump administration official that the three sides are nearing some sort of an agreement...
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