March 9, 2018 / 7:35 PM / 10 months ago

Trump discussed steel, aluminum tariffs with Argentina's Macri: White House

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump discussed potential U.S. tariffs on foreign aluminum and steel in a call with Argentina’s president Mauricio Macri in a call on Thursday, the White House said on Friday.

Trump finalized the tariffs in a proclamation on Thursday. They are set to go into effect in 15 days. At a speech before the signing, he said Canada and Mexico were exempted from the levies, and other countries may be given exemptions.

Reporting by Makini Brice; Editing by Lisa Lambert

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