Rappler's latest stories on steel tariffs
Trump on Twitter: 'I have just authorized a doubling of Tariffs on Steel and Aluminum with respect to Turkey as their currency, the Turkish Lira, slides rapidly downward against our very strong Dollar!'
Brussels and Ottawa filed legal challenges at the WTO against Washington's decision. The EU, Canada and Mexico also threatened stiff retaliatory tariffs as they pushed back against Trump's moves.
The announcement sparks immediate angry reactions from key allies
'In these discussions, the European Commission is insisting on getting a full and unconditional exemption from the announced steel and aluminum tariffs'
The suspension until May 1 covers EU member states, Argentina, Australia, Brazil, Canada, Mexico, and South Korea
(UPDATED) US President Donald Trump says the tariffs will not initially apply to Canada and Mexico, and that close partners on security and trade could negotiate exemptions
The White House downplays the idea that economic advisor Gary Cohn resigned over more aggressive trade policies
'We would have to target our response at the things they export that are most politically sensitive and hit exactly those goods. We have the ability to respond,' says Economy Minister Ildefonso Guajardo
The US leader links his planned steel and aluminum tariffs to the ongoing talks with Mexico and Canada in his latest anti-NAFTA rampage on Twitter
(UPDATED) 'China doesn't want a trade war with the United States,' says China National People's Congress spokesman Zhang Yesui
Meeting at the White House with industry representatives, US President Donald Trump announces tariffs of 25% on steel and 10% on aluminum, materials that are the lifeblood of the construction and manufacturing sectors