Trump about to sign tariffs into force

Trump is expected to sign a list of new import tariffs into force on Thursday. More than 100 fellow GOP members as well as the country's trade partners have warned of the risk of a large-scale trade war.

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US President Donald Trump is expected to pull the tariff trigger Thursday afternoon US eastern standard time (EST) by signing into force a list of announced tariffs on imported steel and aluminum.

He could thus trigger a global trade war, a factor more than 100 fellow GOP members have warned him against, with appeals to not follow through on the new import tariffs.

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