UPDATE 1-Honda says may airlift steel to US, Canada plants

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By Akiko Mori NEW YORK, June 28 (Reuters) - American Honda Motor Co, the U.S. unit of Japan's Honda Motor Co., said on Friday a current shortage of carbon sheet steel due to U.S. import curbs may prompt the automaker to take the costly step of airlifting steel from Japan to its U.S. and Canada factories. "We've made arrangements to ship up to 2,000 tonnes (of carbon sheet steel) but that depends on availability (in the U.S.)," said Ron Lietzke, a spokesman for American Honda Motor. If ...

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