U.S. poised to lift steel, aluminum tariffs from Canada, Mexico: media reports

May 17, 2019 Off By readly

Flags of the U.S., Canada and Mexico fly next to each other in Detroit, Michigan, U.S. August 29, 2018. REUTERS/Rebecca Cook

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The United States is close to a deal to remove tariffs on steel and aluminum imports from Canada and Mexico, which could help the three countries’ trade pact get ratified in the U.S. Congress, according to media reports on Friday.

Bloomberg said the effective date for removing the tariffs was the outstanding issue. Politico reported an agreement could be reached as early as Friday although negotiations were ongoing.

Reporting by Doina Chiacu; Editing by Tim Ahmann

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