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Canada, Mexico could get tariff carve-outs, White House says

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WASHINGTON — The White House said Wednesday that President Donald Trump would press ahead with controversial tariffs on steel and aluminum by the end of this week, but confirmed that some countries — including Mexico and Canada — could get carve-outs exempting them from the trade penalties.

That decision is based on “national security,” White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders said, adding that it’s possible other countries could receive the exemptions as well. Those choices would be made on “a case-by-case, country-by-country” basis, she said.




Image: White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders holds a news conference

White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders holds a news conference at the White House in Washington on March 7, 2018.