The United States has offered several trading partners an immediate
elimination of the tariffs it currently places on steel, provided the other
country does the same. U.S. Trade Representative Robert B. Zoellick
announced the reciprocal agreement in several key sectors as part of its
first offer for the proposed Free Trade Area of the Americas, a trading
bloc of 34 countries.


Full access to this article can be arranged with permission from the client that first ordered it. Please contact us to request access. Entries are uploaded to our archive at least one year after being published by a client – free access is restricted to International News Services journalists for background research only. The article date indicates when copy was filed to a client, not when posted to this archive. Upon client requests, International News Services will remove such articles from the archive or not upload them in the first place. They are included to demonstrate the breadth of topics undertaken by the agency and also to help promote clients’ coverage.