US exports face tariffs
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.