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Iron and Steel: USA

Department for International Trade written question – answered on 27th January 2020.

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Photo of Jessica Morden Jessica Morden Opposition Whip (Commons)

To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, whether she will make the removal of Section 232 tariffs for steel a pre-condition of a free trade agreement with the United States.

Photo of Conor Burns Conor Burns The Minister of State, Department for International Trade

The UK has consistently opposed US tariffs on steel and aluminium. The UK is a close national security ally of the US and our steel and aluminium products are important for US businesses and defence, and we continue to reject any claim that they harm US national security. We will continue to press for an urgent resolution to these tariffs as part of our ongoing trade discussions with the US.

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