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Turkey Strikes Back Against US Tariffs

Move hits $1.8B in American goods
By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted Jun 21, 2018 12:42 AM CDT
A woman walks under Turkish and various parties' flags at a square in Istanbul, Wednesday, June 20, 2018.   (AP Photo/Lefteris Pitarakis)
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(Newser) – Turkey is imposing tariffs on nearly two dozen US products, ranging from cars to sunscreen, to strike back at Washington's sanctions on imported steel and aluminum, the AP reports. According to documents filed with the World Trade Organization, Turkey will slap $267 million in tariffs on $1.8 billion worth of products the United States exports to Turkey. The tariffs, which take effect Thursday, are in retaliation for President Trump's decision to tax foreign steel and aluminum. The US says the metal imports pose a threat to US national security. The move has enraged traditional US allies such as the European Union, Canada, and Turkey. (The EU will launch the first phase of its retaliation Friday.)

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