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U.S. Commerce chief: Metals tariffs helped save some U.S. jobs

CommoditiesApr 07, 2021 01:20PM ET
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© Reuters. FILE PHOTO: Commerce Secretary Raimondo speaks at the White House in Washington

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Commerce Secretary Gina Raimondo said on Wednesday that tariffs imposed during the Trump administration "have in fact helped save American jobs in steel and aluminum industries."

"What do we do with tariffs? We have to level the playing field," Raimondo said at a White House briefing. "China's actions are uncompetitive, coercive, underhanded -- they've proven they'll do whatever it takea." In 2018, then President Donald Trump imposed 25% tariffs on imported steel and 10% on imported aluminum from most countries, arguing that these protections were necessary for U.S. national security to maintain healthy domestic production.

U.S. Commerce chief: Metals tariffs helped save some U.S. jobs
 

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Jack Zhang
Jack_A Apr 08, 2021 10:59AM ET
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and lose jobs in other sectors. short sighted politicians
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Stan Deviation Apr 07, 2021 1:32PM ET
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And yet you sell them our debt, buy their products, and historically destroyed unions to give them our jobs at a discount while our society and infrastructure crumbled for decades. Congrats on saving those jobs...
 
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