The new US president announced that, contrary to the previous president’s decision, she will reimpose tariffs on aluminum imports from the United Arab Emirates.
In the last moments of his presidency, Donald Trump canceled the country’s tariffs on aluminum imports from the UAE. The White House announced Monday evening that the 10 percent tariff will remain in place for national security reasons.
Biden said: “In my view, the available evidence shows that imports from the United Arab Emirates still displace domestic production and thus threaten our national security.”
Biden’s reimposition of the tariffs came less than a week after the United States took a temporary setback in its relationship with the UAE by halting the sale of 50 advanced F-35 fighter jets. An official described this stoppage of sales as normal.
Aluminum ranks as the UAE’s largest export to the United States by value, and the country sold $1.3 billion of the metal to American buyers in 2019, according to the U.S. Trade Representative’s office.