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Now Even Japan Is Pushing Back Against Trump’s Tariffs

Posted May 18, 2018

Under Economic Issues, International Trade Issues


(Motoko Rich – New York Times)

After months of taking hits from the United States over North Korea policy and trade, Japan has decided that it will only be pushed so far, and is threatening to punch back.

On Friday, Japan notified the World Trade Organization that it was reserving the right to impose retaliatory tariffs against the United States in response to tariffs on steel and aluminum imports proposed by President Trump.

Japan has not yet filed a formal complaint with the W.T.O., but is signaling that it could impose the retaliatory measures if it does not gain tariff exemptions that it has been seeking from Washington. Click here to read more.

Related: Japan Asserts Right With WTO to Retaliate Against U.S. Tariffs (WSJ)