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Samsung says US tariffs on washers a great loss for American consumers

  • Samsung Electronics said the U.S. government's decision to impose tariffs on washing machines was a loss for American consumers and workers
  • President Donald Trump approved recommendations to impose safeguard tariffs on imported large residential washing machines and imported solar cells and modules

Samsung Electronics said on Tuesday a U.S. government decision to impose tariffs on washing machines was a great loss for American consumers and workers.

"Everyone will pay more with fewer choices," the South Korean company said in a statement.

U.S. President Donald Trump has approved recommendations to impose safeguard tariffs on imported large residential washing machines and imported solar cells and modules, U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer said earlier on Monday.