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US steel tariffs' bitter blow will hurt America most

The tariffs risk dealing a blow to the far bigger car and machinery industries that depend on their raw materials

Decisions on the curbs, which could include charges as high as 53 per cent on steel imports, are due in April.


TO a hammer, every problem looks like a nail. To US Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross - who owes much of his personal wealth to buying US steel mills and selling them on - there's no manufacturing problem that can't be solved with metal tariffs.

President Donald Trump is...