Republicans have raised concern about the president of the united states the plan to impose tariffs on the metals, with the upper part of the legislator asked that it be scrapped.
US Speaker of the House Paul Ryan said that he was “very concerned” by the impact of a trade war, adding that this could undermine the economic benefits.
But Mr. Trump pushed back during a meeting of the White House with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.
“We’re not going to back down,” he told reporters on Monday.
“I don’t think we’re going to have a trade war,” he said.
White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders said Monday that the President Trump was “very confident” the US would win any trade war.
Mr Trump’s Monday comments came an hour after Mr Ryan released a statement in which it urges the White House to reconsider its plan.
“We are extremely concerned about the consequences of a trade war and are urging the White House to not move forward with this plan,” Mr. Ryan, the spokeswoman AshLee Strong said.
“The new tax reform law has driven the economy and we do not want to put at risk the achievements.”
Mr Trump, the announcement last week that he was going to tax imported steel, and aluminum has led to the worldwide reaction.Kamal Ahmed: Why Trump is playing hard in the trade
The World Trade Organization (WTO), on Monday also called on member states to “stop the fall of the first domino” of a trade war.
“Once we start this way is going to be very difficult to reverse direction,” Director General of the WTO, Roberto Azevedo said negotiators in Geneva on Monday. “An eye for an eye leaves us blind and the world in a deep recession.”What Trump wants to do and why?
Earlier on Monday, Mr Trump hinted that if the US achieved a better deal for itself in the North American Free Trade agreement (Nafta) was going to abandon their plans for tariffs on US the neighbors.
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The tariffs could be removed by Canada and Mexico, if you signed a “new and fair” agreement, he suggested.
The current round of negotiations of the Nafta, which focus on the upgrade of the 24-year-old treaty, is due to finish on Monday and have accomplished little.
Mr Trump has criticised the US trade deficit with other countries, which has been attributed to the “‘very stupid’ trade agreements and policies”.
On Thursday, he said that steel imports face a 25% tariff, and aluminum of 10%.
He issued a threat against the EU-made cars on Saturday, which he repeated during his Oval Office meeting with Israeli prime minister on Monday.
“They have trade barriers that are worse than tariffs. They also have rates by the way, but they have barriers to trade, much worse than tariffs.”
“And if you want to do something that I am only going to tax their cars sent here as water,” he promised.
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During the weekend, some Republicans began to question the fee proposal and have urged the president to reconsider.
Many argue that the impact of the tax reductions that were passed earlier this year is going to be deleted as countries levy new tariffs on US goods and the price of the metals goes up.
Senator Orrin Hatch said that the American citizens to pay, adding that Mr Trump’s “action could very well undermine the benefits of growth in favor of tax reform that we have fought for in the books.”
Senator Ben Sasse agree that “mad 18th Century protectionism will raise prices on American families”.
In response to the criticism of CNN, White House economic adviser Peter Navarro dismissed the number of Republicans who are opposed to Mr Trump, the tariff plan.
“Guess what: they beat them,” Mr. Navarro said, referring to the results of the elections of 2016.
He added that Republicans are “wrong on the economy”.
Industry bodies such as the US Motor and Equipment Manufacturers Association have expressed its deep concern.How has the EU responded to the tariff threat?
Levi jeans and bourbon could be hit with a 25% import tax on the part of the European Union if Mr Trump it imposes tariffs on European steel, and aluminum.
Cecilia MalmstrÃ¶m, european Commissioner for Trade, told the BBC the articles of a draft list of US goods to pay taxes.
Ms MalmstrÃ¶m, told the BBC: “We are seeing the possibility of taking reprisals, which also means we’re going to put taxes or customs duties on imports into the European Union”.
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The canadian Prime Minister, Justin Trudeau had “forcefully defended” the Canadian industry in a telephone call to Mr Trump on Monday, his office said.
A spokesman described the conversation as “constructive,” but gave no details. Canada has warned that the rates could cause a disruption in both sides of the border.
Downing Street said that during Madam of the call to the President of Win on Sunday she stated “our deep concern over the president’s upcoming announcement on the steel and the aluminum of the tariffs, noting that multilateral action was the only way to solve the global problem of excess capacity in all parts of the interest”.
Zhang Yesui, a spokesman of China’s National People’s Congress, said that it was natural that, “some friction will exist” between the US and China, given the volume of trade between them exceeded us $580bn (Â£420bn) in the past year.
But he said China will take “necessary measures” if their interests were hurt.
Trade of the EU, the heads, you could apply the 25% tariffs on about $3.5 million of imports from the united states – the orientation of iconic exports of the united states, including Levi’s jeans, Harley-Davidson motorcycles and whiskey.
Brazil, Mexico and Japan have said they consider retaliatory measures if the president presses ahead with his plan next week.
The move has also been strongly criticised by the International Monetary Fund and the WTO.Where Trump is located in the world tradeIt is the Triumph of the right over the trade imbalance?
U.S. imports of steel from more than 100 nations and brings four times more steel from abroad than it exports.
Since the year 2000, the u.s. steel industry has suffered, with the fall in production and the number of employees in steel works falling.
The united states is the largest export market for EU cars – 25% of the â‚¬192bn (Â£171bn; $237bn) worth of motor vehicles, the block is exported in the year 2016 (China was second with 16%).