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Bolsonaro says Trump not to levy tariffs on Brazilian steel, aluminum

Christian Fernsby |
The United States will not levy tariffs on Brazilian steel and aluminum, Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro announced after a phone call with U.S. President Donald Trump.

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"A little while ago, I had the great satisfaction of receiving a phone call from Mr. Donald Trump, president of the United States," Bolsonaro said on social media.

"(Trump) was convinced by my arguments, and he decided to tell all Brazilians that our steel and our aluminum will not have tariffs placed on them. I repeat, there will be no tariffs," Bolsonaro said.

Brazil is one of the main suppliers of steel to the United States. On Dec. 2, Trump announced the United States would apply tariffs on steel and aluminum imports from Brazil and Argentina.

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