The United States abolished duties on steel and aluminum from Canada and Mexico, as reported at the disposal of US President Donald Trump. "Any import of aluminum products from Canada and Mexico, which have been admitted to the US external trade zone in accordance with the" preferred foreign status "... before 12.01 EST on May 20, 2019, is not subject to taxation after 12. 01 EST daytime of May 20, 2019, an additional 10 percent rate of customs duty, "- said in the presidential order. On Friday evening, the authorities of Canada and the United States in a joint statement officially confirmed the achievement of agreements on the removal within 48 hours of American duties on the supply of steel and aluminum from Canada. In March 2018, it became known that Washington was imposing duties on steel and aluminum imported into the US - 25% and 10%, respectively. With respect to the EU, Mexico and Canada, this decision was enacted from June 1. In response, in early June, Mexico officially announced the introduction of retaliatory duties of 15-25% for certain types of steel products, pork, agricultural products and whiskey from the United States.