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Final Decision on Steel Trade Policy May Have to Wait, Trump Says


(Reuters)

A final decision on a steel trade policy may have to wait until other top-priority issues on his agenda get addressed, U.S. President Donald Trump told the Wall Street Journal in an interview on Tuesday.

The administration would take time in making a decision on whether to block steel imports, Trump told the Journal, adding that “we don’t want to do it at this moment”.

Trump had previously initiated a ‘Section 232’ review of the U.S. steel industry that allows for the imposition of tariffs or quotas on imports if they are found to threaten national security. Click here to read more.

Related: Trump Says Administration Is Taking Time on Steel Tariffs (WSJ)