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Japanese steelmakers rap US call for import curbs

Japanese steelmakers and exporters sharply criticized a US International Trade Commission call for quotas and tariffs on steel imports. In a 3-to-2 vote Wednesday, the commission urged President Reagan to slap a combination of quotas and tariffs on five categories of steel products.

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In Brussels, the European Common Market also criticized the recommendation, saying that ''steel imports are not the cause of the current situation of the American steel industry.

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