US ex­ports face tar­iffs

Herald Sun - - WORLD -

JA­PAN is con­sid­er­ing slap­ping tar­iffs on US ex­ports worth $544 mil­lion in re­tal­i­a­tion for steel and alu­minium im­port tar­iffs im­posed by Pres­i­dent Don­ald Trump.

The gov­ern­ment is pre­par­ing this week to no­tify the World Trade Or­gan­i­sa­tion of the plan, a nec­es­sary pro­ce­dure un­der global trade rules, broad­caster NHK says.

The move is likely part of ef­forts to get US trade of­fi­cials to ex­empt Ja­pan from the tar­iffs. The re­tal­ia­tory move would be the equiv­a­lent value to du­ties im­posed by the US.

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