- May 10, 2018 -
German sources: The United States may levy steel and aluminum tax in May
President Trump of the United States announced in March that imports of foreign products have harmed the domestic production required for military readiness and endangered U.S. national security. The United States will impose tariffs of 25% and 10% on imports of steel and aluminum, respectively. After expressing dissatisfaction with the U.S. allies, Trump granted a temporary exemption period for important allies such as Canada and the European Union. The Swiss news agency quoted AFP on April 26 and reported that German Chancellor Angela Merkel was ready to go to the United States to hold talks with Trump. A German official said on April 26 local time that Germany expects that the United States will From May 1, punitive tariffs will be imposed on steel and aluminum from the European Union.