Plans to impose tariffs on steel and aluminium exports to the US cause an angry worldwide response. Many fear a new global trade war could be on the horizon.
US President Donald Trump has taken actions to redress what he says are unfair trading relationships with Europe, China, Canada and Mexico. DW takes a look at what he has done and how those affected have responded.
American-German businessman Martin Richenhagen is far from happy about the Trump administration's aggressive trade policies. "We are surprised on a daily basis by strange initiatives," he told DW.
Top European trade officials are holding last ditch talks with their US counterparts to avoid higher tariffs on steel and aluminum imports announced by US President Donald Trump and coming into effect on June 1.
Beijing has announced retaliatory measures after the US imposed fresh tariffs on Chinese technology products. Beijing announced tariffs on a $34 billion list of American goods including soybeans and whisky.
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