Trump not considering U.S. tariffs on Japanese autos ‘at this moment’

G7 summit in Biarritz
U.S. President Donald Trump attends a joint press conference with French President Emmanuel Macron (not seen) at the end of the G7 summit in Biarritz, France, August 26, 2019. REUTERS/Christian Hartmann

August 26, 2019

(Reuters) – U.S. President Donald Trump on Monday said that the United States would not imminently impose tariffs on auto exports from Japan.

At a press conference during a global summit in Biarritz, France, Trump was asked if he was still considering the levies. “Not at this moment, no, not at this moment,” Trump said. “It’s something I could do at a later date if I wanted to but we’re not looking at that.”

(Reporting by Jeff Mason; Writing by Lisa Lambert in Washington; editing by Grant McCool)

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