washington (anp/rtr) - The import duties on steel and aluminum that US President Donald Trump now also imposes on the European Union, Canada and Mexico, has fallen badly within his own party.
According to Kevin Brady, the chairman of an important committee in the House of Representatives, Trump hits the 'wrong target'.
'When it comes to unfairly traded steel and aluminum, Mexico, Canada and Europe are not the problem,' said the Republican politician. ' That is China. '
Brady therefore calls on the president to 'release these important partners for national security' from the levies.
He also threatened to summon members of government from Trump's Cabinet to the Capitol to account for the damage that local companies cause by import tariffs.
Prime Minister Christine Lagarde of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) warned that poor people are most affected by trade disputes.
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