President Trump said Friday the U.S. will double tariffs on steel and aluminum for Turkey, noting the relationship between the two states “are not good at this time!”
I have just authorized a doubling of Tariffs on Steel and Aluminum with respect to Turkey as their currency, the Turkish Lira, slides rapidly downward against our very strong Dollar! Aluminum will now be 20% and Steel 50%. Our relations with Turkey are not good at this time! Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) August 10, 2018
Turkey is currently under a 25 percent tariff on imported steel and 10 percent on aluminum.