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04/12/2003 President Bush pulls back from steel trade war with EU

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Reaction to WTO steel decision

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EU and US negotiators discuss steel tariffs crisis

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US steel workers react to imposition of import tariffs

The Section 201 steel tariff is a political issue in the United States regarding a tariff that President Bush placed on imported steel. The United States backed down and withdrew the tariffs, which drew political criticism from steel producers and supporters of protectionism, but was cheered by proponents of free trade and steel importers.
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    • Essentials 

    • The tariff 

    • Political response in the United States 

    • International response 

    • Impact