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Japan, US agree to start talks on additional steel, aluminium tariffs

Japan and the United States have agreed to start discussions aimed at tackling additional US tariffs ...

👤 H K Badal15 Nov 2021 5:02 PM GMT
Japan, US agree to start talks on additional steel, aluminium tariffs
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Japan and the United States have agreed to start discussions aimed at tackling additional US tariffs on Japanese steel and aluminium imports during a bilateral meeting in Tokyo, Japan's industry ministry said on Nov 15.

The meeting was held between Japan's Industry Minister Koichi Hagiuda and US Commerce Secretary Gina Raimondo, but a ministry official said no concrete measures were discussed and no date was set for the talks.

It comes after the United States said on Friday it would open talks that could lead to an easing of those tariffs, a long-standing irritant in trade relations between the two.

Japan earlier this month asked the United States to abolish the "Section 232" tariffs imposed by former US President Donald Trump's administration in 2018.