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Blindsided Bahrain lobbies against Trump tariffs

The major aluminum exporter and US Navy host has been blindsided by President Donald Trump’s 10% tariffs on aluminum.
U.S. President Donald Trump meets with Bahrain's King Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, May 21, 2017. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst - RC13B91C4690

Bahrain has hired a high-profile US law firm to help convince the Donald Trump administration to go easy on new tariffs that could harm the US strategic ally.

Washington-based Miller and Chevalier Chartered filed paperwork with the Justice Department last week to advise Bahrain as it seeks relief from a 10% tariff on aluminum announced by the president earlier this month. The contract calls for the firm to be paid up to $110,000 to provide "legal advice and assistance" to the Bahraini Embassy in Washington through the end of March.

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