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More US Partners Ready To Hit Back Against Metal Tariffs

Law360 (May 22, 2018, 1:39 PM EDT) -- Russia, Japan and Turkey are the latest governments to threaten the U.S. with retaliation over its steel and aluminum tariffs, according to World Trade Organization documents circulated Tuesday, marking the latest turn in a saga that could leave U.S. exporters facing upward of $3 billion in foreign levies.

Like numerous delegations before them, Russia, Japan and Turkey have all treated the U.S. steel and aluminum levies, nominally enacted based on national security, as safeguard tariffs. Under the terms of the WTO's Agreement on Safeguards, they have...
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