Bush aides ask US steel execs for progress report

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By Doug Palmer WASHINGTON, June 27 (Reuters) - The Bush administration has asked U.S. steel industry executives for a progress report by early September on how they are taking advantage of hefty new tariffs to become more competitive, the U.S. Trade Representative's office said on Thursday. The letter sent this week to U.S. steel companies follows recent skeptical comments by European Union Trade Commissioner Pascal Lamy that the three-year program of gradually declining tariffs would ...

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