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US to impose tariffs on steel and aluminum imports, Trump says

China in crosshairs of measure addressing national security concerns

A laborer works at a steel plant of Shandong Iron & Steel Group in China's Shandong Province in July 2017.   © Reuters

WASHINGTON/BEIJING -- President Donald Trump said Thursday that the U.S. will impose import tariffs of 25% on steel and 10% on aluminum.

The duties, brought up at a meeting with industry leaders, are expected to cover a wide range of products made abroad. Global steelmakers will be affected, although imports from China are seen as the main target. An official announcement will come next week.

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