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US waived extra tariffs on 70% of Japanese steel and aluminum

Trump's protectionism leaves manufacturers short of high-quality inputs

A Nippon Steel steel mill in Chiba, Japan: The effect of extra tariffs on Japanese steel and aluminum producers was less severe than feared, the trade ministry found. (Photo courtesy of Nippon Steel)

TOKYO -- Washington waived additional tariffs on 78% of Japanese steel and aluminum imports in May and on 64% of such imports in June, Nikkei has learned, as the hollowing out of U.S. manufacturing continues.

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