Trump re­jects trade bar­ri­ers on for­eign ura­nium

The Fresno Bee (Sunday) - - News -

Pres­i­dent Don­ald Trump said he would not im­pose quo­tas on im­ports of ura­nium, back­ing away from one of many trade ac­tions the ad­min­is­tra­tion has threat­ened.

Trump an­nounced late Fri­day night that he did not agree with the com­merce sec­re­tary’s find­ings that for­eign ura­nium poses a threat to na­tional se­cu­rity. It was a rare dis­sent for a pres­i­dent who has de­ter­mined that for­eign met­als, au­tos and auto parts are a threat and should be re­stricted.

The United States im­ported 93% of the ura­nium it used in 2017, with the vast ma­jor­ity com­ing from Aus­tralia, Canada, Kaza­khstan and Rus­sia.

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