Trump Doubles Tariffs On Steel And Aluminum From Turkey To 50% And 20% Respectively
On August 10, 2018 Trump announced through Twitter that tariffs on steel and aluminum from Turkey would be doubled to 50% and 20% respectively, more than any other country.
I have just authorized a doubling of Tariffs on Steel and Aluminum with respect to Turkey as their currency, the Turkish Lira, slides rapidly downward against our very strong Dollar! Aluminum will now be 20% and Steel 50%. Our relations with Turkey are not good at this time!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) August 10, 2018