March 2, 2018 / 7:17 AM / 6 months ago

BRIEF-Nippon Steel President: Worried That One-Way U.S. Import Curb Would Have Big Impact On Global Steel Trade

March 2 (Reuters) - Nippon Steel & Sumitomo Metal Corp President Kosei Shindo:

* TRUMP'S REMARKS ON U.S. IMPORT CURBS REGRETTABLE

* WORRIED THAT ONE-WAY IMPORT CURB WOULD HAVE BIG IMPACT ON GLOBAL STEEL TRADE

* CONCERNED THAT POSSIBLE SPREAD OF PROTECTIONISM TO OTHER COUNTRIES WOULD CAUSE STAGNATION AND CONFUSION IN GLOBAL TRADE

* WORRIED THAT STEEL PRODUCTS SHUT OUT BY U.S. MAY HEAD TO ASIA AND LOWER STEEL PRICES Further company coverage: (Reporting by Yuka Obayashi)

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