Donald Trump's "America first" slogan seems to take aim at foreign companies – either manufacture in the US, or face exclusion. He wants Americans to 'buy American' first and foremost. German companies are concerned about its biggest export partner.
US President Donald Trump's tariffs on steel and aluminum appear sudden and defensive, but they're part of the complex nature of world trade. DW looks at the main trade disputes dominating the headlines recently.
Germany's finance minister defended open markets after a G20 meeting in Buenos Aires. Officials from other countries also warned against protectionism ahead of planned US tariffs on steel and aluminum.
China says it does not want to initiate a trade war with the US following Trump's decision to impose import tariffs on steel and aluminum. It, however, vows to defend its national interests amid American protectionism.
European Union trade ministers have agreed they may retaliate if the US slaps import tariffs on steel and aluminum. The EU is reportedly drawing up a list of US products to target, including orange juice and bourbon.
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