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A steel factory in Germany

But he granted an exemption to the European Union and other US allies; that reprieve expires Friday.

"The president's tariffs are working to stimulate investment and are essential to our national and economic security", a senior White House official said, noting a new aluminum rolling plant will be opening in the US next month.

Canada could impose duties on USA yogurt, meat, and jam, as well as mirroring tariffs on steel and aluminum starting in July, in response to the Donald Trump administration's tariffs on those metals, foreign minister Chrystia Freeland announced this afternoon.

Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross said starting Friday, steel and aluminuim products from will be subject to the same tariffs as most other nations when imported into the USA. The president has made clear time and time again that we have a trade deficit and are losing out to our partners, who for their part have a trade surplus. The next question would be: how will the (US) President (Donald Trump) react?

European officials, bracing for the tariffs, have threatened to retaliate against US orange juice, peanut butter, kitchenware, clothing and footwear, washing machines, textiles, whiskey, motorcycles, boats and batteries.

The US has an approximately $38bn trade in goods deficit with the European Union, with about $78bn exported to Europe from the US, and $116bn going the other way. Though he is unaware of any cancelled plans for investments in Canada, "I haven't seen any major investments announced either", said Joe Galimberti, president of the Canadian Steel Producers Association. But on Wednesday night, Canadian and Mexican officials learned of the impending tariffs from news reports, according to one US industry official who spoke withPolitico.

European Commission president Jean-Claude Juncker, seemingly flippantly, identified Harley-Davidson motorcycles, Kentucky bourbon and Levi's jeans in particular in a German TV interview.

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The EU has stressed that its industry has also been damaged and offered to work with the U.S. to find a multilateral solution through the World Trade Organisation.

By contrast, USA producers are restarting previously idled operations and investing in new ones amid a period of "record confidence", said John Tumazos, a New Jersey based steel industry analyst. "There is no longer a very precise date when they will be concluded", Ross said on Thursday.

This comes after USA and EU trade officials spent two months trying to reach an agreement to create a tariff exemption for European countries.

This marks a big step closer to a global trade war.

"Without a strong economy, you can't have a strong national security", Ross said. The action was mainly targeted at China over accusations of flooding the global market with cut-rate metals and dragging down prices.

The E.U. shares many of Washington's concerns about China's efforts to acquire advanced technology through compulsory licensing practices, cybertheft and other measures.

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