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Trade war

US sends message to China with metal tariffs as allies retaliate

Beijing calls for 'normal trade order' while EU presses countermeasures

The EU, Mexico and Canada have promised to retaliate to steel and aluminum tariffs imposed by the U.S.   © Reuters

BRUSSELS/MEXICO CITY -- Several U.S. allies have reacted immediately to Washington ending a two-month exemption period on tariffs on steel and aluminum imports, as the U.S. indirectly shows a strong posture to China on trade negotiations. 

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