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US President Donald Trump delays auto tariffs on Japan and EU for up to six months

Updated : May 17, 2019 10:09 PM IST

Trump directed US Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer to update him within 180 days on the outcome of negotiations with the EU, Japan and "any other country" Lighthizer deems appropriate.
The six-month delay had been expected this week as industry sources confirmed media reports that Trump would hold off -- delighting markets which had feared sharp economic consequences of such a move.
US President Donald Trump delays auto tariffs on Japan and EU for up to six months
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