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Trump Hits Allies with Tariff Threat to Global Car Industry

May 24, 2018


President Donald Trump’s push for tariffs on imported cars and trucks aggravates trade tensions with American’s closest allies and threatens a shake-up of the global auto industry.

The statement late Wednesday that the U.S. is investigating auto imports on national security concerns drew pointed responses from Japan and South Korea — two nations that have been at pains to placate Trump. It also ended the temporary calm that came less than a week ago when the U.S. and China declared a truce in their trade dispute.

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