(From BBC News)
Some countries may be exempt from US plans to impose tariffs on metal imports, the White House has announced.
The exemptions – on national security grounds – included Canada, Mexico, spokeswoman Sarah Sanders said.
Reports, however, suggested the apparent softening of the US stance would last for only 30 days.
US President Donald Trump has said steel products will face a 25% tariff, with 10% on aluminium goods. He is expected to sign the plan on Thursday.