Number 10 lobby summary on US imposing tariffs on imported steel and the weather

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2nd March 2018

Here is a summary of this morning's briefing for lobby journalists by the Prime Minister's official spokesman.

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STEEL TARIFFS

On Donald Trump's announcement that America intends to impose tariffs on imported steel, the spokesman said:

"We're engaging with the US on what this announcement means in practice. As we've said, we're particularly concerned by any measures which might impact the UK steel and aluminium industries. More broadly, over-capacity remains a significant global issue and we believe multi-lateral action is the only way to resolve it in all parties' interests."

On whether this will hamper attempts to strike a free trade deal with America after Brexit, the spokesman said:

"The USA is our biggest trade partner and we invest over £500bn in each other's economies. Over one million Americans ...