recent bombshell announcement about imposing a 25 percent tariff on all steel imports is expected to deal a massive blow to South Korea's steel industry.

"If the president wants to protect good-paying, family-supporting jobs in America, especially here in Wisconsin, then he should reconsider the administration's position on these tariffs, particularly on ultra-thin aluminum" Walker warned.

"They know that this individual, this government, is far more protectionist and we are at risk". "A person can not go straight to a mill and buy steel, so they'll come to us".

"We are of course a traditional partner of the United States, so we would be submitting to them that they shouldn't be catching New Zealand steel exports in a regime like that if they introduced it". "This can not be a unilateral transatlantic action by the Americans".

Republicans found a sympathetic voice on the other side of the aisle in Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., who seemed to respond to Trump's tweet Friday by saying on a cable news show, "To say that trade wars are a good thing is just wrong".


On Thursday, Trump said that he will sign a executive order next week and impose 25 per cent import tariff on steel and 10 per cent on aluminum.

He said the total amount of tariffs the U.

But China doesn't sell much steel to the United States, so these tariffs won't really hit the Chinese hard.

He said the USA will impose tariffs of 25 percent on steel and 10 percent on aluminum.

And the European Union has a winning record in trade wars with the U.S. Under former President George W. Bush's first term, he imposed a similar tariff on steel imports of 8 percent up to 30 percent.

Amid the outrage, a senior White House official said Trump plans to apply his steel and aluminum tariffs globally and won't exempt allies. "My concern remains that on the back of actions like this we could see retaliatory measures that are put in place by other major economies".


Steel and aluminum, which Trump has also targeted, account for about 2% of world trade, according to Capital Economics.

Trump has defended his decision, saying "trade wars are good".

A Chinese foreign ministry spokesman said: "If all countries followed the example of the United States, [it] will undoubtedly result in a serious impact on the global trade order".

If that sounded like the start of a trade war, that kind of talk didn't phase top Trump advisers.

"Trade wars are never won".


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