China still subject to Section 232 aluminium, steel import tariffs - US Treasury’s Mnuchin

Chinese aluminium and steel imports into the United States will remain subjected to import tariffs imposed after Section 232 investigations despite both countries agreeing to hold off on a trade war.

"As it relates to China, the steel and aluminium tariffs will remain enforced," US Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said in a Senate appropriations committee hearing on Tuesday May 22. "Those were not part of our discussions.”

High level trade talks between the US and China last week had resulted in a truce between the two countries, with Mnuchin saying both countries are "putting the trade war on hold" while they continue talks...


Vivian Teo

May 23, 2018

10:13 GMT