Mexico Canada exempt
The White House said Wednesday it may exempt Mexico, Canada and other nations from tariffs on steel and aluminum imports.
"There are potential carve-outs for Mexico and Canada based on national security, and possibly other countries as well based on that process” White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders told reporters, adding other nations could receive exemptions as well.
"That would be a case-by-case and country-by-country basis but it would be determined whether or not there is a national security exemption," she said.
Sanders reiterated that President TrumpDonald John TrumpAccuser says Trump should be afraid of the truth Woman behind pro-Trump Facebook page denies being influenced by Russians Shulkin says he has White House approval to root out 'subversion' at VA MORE plans to announce the tariffs by the end of the week.
The openness to exemptions is a sign Trump could bow to Republican concerns that sweeping tariffs could trigger a global trade war.Read More...