The US President has approved a discretionary imposition of tariffs on steel (25%) and aluminium (10%). So what does this mean for Spanish domestic manufacturers Arcelor and Acerinox?
US trade protection
The so called Trump trades, and particularly the long USD trade, have seen a correction this year. Indeed, it started after President Trump’s first press conference after the elections, on 11 January, where he used strong rhetoric against US companies that invest abroad and then export to the US. BoAML believes that the market is still pricing a benign scenario, in which the new US administration delivers fiscal stimulus and deregulation, but does not go ahead with trade protection. F