U.S. President Joe Biden reversed another decision of his predecessor in office Donald Trump. The order concerns import duties on aluminum from the United Arab Emirates (UAE), reports TASS with reference to the press service of the White House.
The head of the U.S. deemed it necessary to maintain duties on imports of aluminum products from the UAE. He explained this decision by the national security interests, as the products from the Arab country could displace domestic production.
Trump announced the decision to lift the 10 percent duties on aluminum from the UAE on January 20, the day of Biden’s inauguration.
Earlier, the Biden administration had suspended a number of arms sales to other countries. The State Department attributed this to the need to “give the new leadership an opportunity to conduct assessments” of such transactions, which is a common procedure during the start of the new administration.