Australian steel and aluminum manufacturers were relieved to hear that Australia will be exempt from any U.S. import tariffs imposed under Section 232.
Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull and Finance Minister Mathias Cormann lobbied U.S. officials at the G20 meetings arguing that Australia was a strong ally and exports relatively little of its steel and aluminum to the United States. Turnbull and Cormann left the meetings confident that their concerns were understood by Trump and his team and that Australia would be exempted from any U.S. tariff actions, reported the Guardian Australia.
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