Colombia expressed its concern to the United States regarding the duties imposed by President Donald Trump on steel and aluminum imports.
On a state visit to Washington DC, the Finance Minister, Mauricio C?rdenas, and the Minister of Commerce, Industry and Tourism, Mar?a Lorena Guti?rrez, said that they will request to the U.S. an exemption from the new import duties on aluminum (10%) and steel (25%) adopted by the American government. C?rdenas and Guti?rrez stressed that they would request that the exemption is granted in the shortest time possible.
The new duties, which will take effect in 15 days, should exclude some countries, such as Canada and Mexico, for which tariffs are conditional upon the conclusion of the renegotiations of the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA).
Earlier, the Argentinean government also said that it would request an exemption from the new duties.