Signs of potential slowing come after a strong run for the industry.
Trump insists he can save U.S. jobs and factories by abandoning or rewriting trade deals.
U.S. govt upped ante with crushing new tariffs, and consequences could be severe, widespread.
Too early to claim that his policies have catapulted the industry to new heights.
Announcement followed reports that foreign companies in China have been hurt by earlier tariff hikes by both sides.
He may not have a sophisticated understanding of international trade, but he understands numbers and politics.
Company makes many of its products for the US market in China, also sells there making it a potential target for Chinese retaliation.
Government is looking at feedback from recent consultations on how to protect the industry from the risk of cheap steel imports.
Imports equal to nearly 40 per cent of all the goods China sold the U.S. last year.
Merchandise trade surplus with U.S. widened to $5.3 billion in July, from $4.1 billion in June.
Financial turmoil as rising interest rates and trade disputes rattle investors.
Another week of falsehoods on trade, other issues.
US president is again threatening to scrap NAFTA, but legal experts divided on whether he can. Talks resume Wednesday.
Off-the-record comments by Trump inflamed NAFTA tensions.
Company faces potentially costly tariffs on aluminum and steel.