Supporters of President Donald Trump in the solid Republican state of Louisiana showed their support over the weekend in a very Louisianan way—by taking to the water.Focus News: Louisiana Supporters Rally for Trump on the Water
The office of the U.S. Trade Representative says it will lift the tariffs retroactive to Sept. 1 because it expects Canadian exports to “normalize” over the remainder of the year.
In a statement, the USTR says it will continue to monitor trade in aluminum and reimpose the tariff if levels spike unexpectedly.
The government had already issued a list of possible products on the target list, including beverage cans, washing machines and golf clubs.
The U.S. imposed the tariffs last month at the request of two American manufacturers, prompting an outcry from Canadian producers.
By James McCarten
Focus News: U.S. Abruptly Reverses Course, Lifts Tariffs on Canadian Aluminum
The U.S. Department of Commerce and Russia’s state atomic agency have initialed a draft amendment extending a 1992 agreement that will, if finalized, slash America’s reliance on Russian uranium. The Commerce Department is hoping to seal the deal by Oct. 5 at the latest, the agency said in a press release, noting that the amendment would extend the Agreement Suspending the Antidumping Investigation on Uranium from the Russian Federation to 2040 and so “reduce U.S. reliance on uranium from Russia” for the next 20 years. Under the 1992 agreement, which saw a series of amendments added over the years, with the latest in 2008, the amount of Russian uranium entering the American market is restricted by quotas. The most recently agreed upon limits are due to lapse this year. “This draft agreement…