Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross plans to announce a plan that will launch a probe into imported aluminum, CNBC reports. 

Ross told the Wall Street Journal earlier today that the Trump administration was considering launching trade actions to protect the U.S. aluminum, semiconductor and shipbuilding industries, while at the same time ramping up free-trade talks with the EU, Japan, and the UK.

The New York Daily News reported earlier this week that President Trump could sign an executive order directing the Commerce Department to investigate whether foreign aluminum imports harm national security.

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