Tuesday 6 March 2018 / 5:01 PM Barry Gardiner / International Trade

President Trump has made clear his appetite for a trade war – Barry Gardiner

Barry Gardiner MP, Shadow Secretary of State for International Trade, calls on the government to act over the escalating rhetoric around President Trump’s proposal to impose tariffs of 25% on steel imports from the UK, said:

“President Trump has made clear his appetite for a trade war. It started with Bombardier, and has now moved on to steel and aluminium.  We are seeing a real threat to thousands of British jobs linked to UK exports to the US. On top of that there is a risk that other steel exporting countries try to reroute their surplus capacity from the US into the UK.

“We need strong government action now, including at a multilateral level through the WTO, before entire sectors of UK industry are left wondering who’s next.”