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US threatens restrictions on steel and aluminum imports

China says it will protect its interests while EU talks of trade war

Laborers work at a steel plant of Shandong Iron & Steel Group in Jinan, Shandong province, China in 2017.   © Reuters

WASHINGTON -- The U.S. might restrict steel and aluminum imports due to what the Commerce Department says are national security concerns.

President Donald Trump will decide by April whether to act on a report issued Friday by that department.

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