Trump rejects trade barriers on foreign uranium
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.