Honda Motor Co. Ltd. says it airlifted 200 tons (181 t) of steel last week to its North American plants from Japan. Earlier, Honda had warned it could be forced to take this action due to increased tariffs of up to 30% on imported steel set by the Bush Admin., which has caused a shortage of the material here. (see related story: Honda May Airlift Steel to North American Plants) A Honda spokesman tells Reuters the amount of the carbon-treated sheet steel brought to North America is a ...

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