Word on the web: Trump's tariff talks

President Donald Trump’s proposed tariffs have caused a stir in international markets. What impact will this have?
by Bethan Rees

On Tuesday 6 March, at a news conference alongside Sweden’s Prime Minister Stefan Löfven, President Donald Trump broadcast that his promised tariffs on steel and aluminium imports (25% on steel, 10% on aluminium) would be applied in a “very loving way”. Following this, Gary Cohn, President Trump’s top economic adviser, announced that he would resign, becoming the latest in a series of high-profile departures from the Trump administration.

Although White House officials insist that Cohn’s exit is not due to a single factor, commentators have noted that it came soon after he opposed the administration’s planned tariffs.
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Published: 09 Mar 2018
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