Trump could be willing to soften tariff barrier

US President Donald Trump incited concerns about an impending trade war when he proposed to increase import tariffs on steel and aliminum. But statements from the president and several members of his staff now suggest that the tax proposal is not set in stone.

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US President Donald Trump is seemingly ready to discuss possible exemptions from his planned tariff barrier.

The proposal to increase customs tariffs on steel and aluminum has garnered massive media attention since being announced last Thursday. But perhaps the measure is not as rigid as it first seemed.

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