Trump Doubles Tariffs On Steel And Aluminum From Turkey To 50% And 20% Respectively

 In Economy, International Relations   Last Updated: August 19, 2018

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.

 

Possible reasons for Trump targeting Turkey are Turkey’s plans to acquire a Russian-made missile defense system and their detention of American Pastor Andrew Brunson.

 

 

Clare Foran and Kaitlan Collins. "Trump vows to double steel and aluminum tariffs on Turkey." CNN, 11 August 2018. Web. 19 August 2018.
Jacob Pramuk. "Why Trump is attacking Turkey with sanctions and tariffs." MSNBC, 10 August 2018. Web. 19 August 2018.
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