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Bar for tariff exclusions will be set high by U.S.

March 15, 2018

WASHINGTON — Automakers and other businesses that want to win exclusions from President Trump’s planned tariffs on imported steel and aluminum will face a high bar set by the U.S. Commerce Department, The Wall Street Journal reported on Thursday.

The Commerce Department is signaling it will grant exclusions only sparingly and based on national security concerns, the report said.

U.S. officials are expected to release in a matter of days more details on how the exclusions are going to work, people familiar with the plans told the Journal.

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