Donald Trump says he’s working on deal with Australia for tariff exemption

US president confirms he and Malcolm Turnbull are in talks on a security agreement linked to the steel and aluminium tariffs

Australia appears set to win a reprieve from the United States’s global steel and aluminium tariffs, after the US president, Donald Trump, confirmed that he and Malcolm Turnbull were working on a security agreement to exempt Australia.

In a post on Twitter, Trump said he was negotiating directly with the Australian prime minister.

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