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Lawyers: Linkage of 232 tariffs to other issues hurts administration’s legal footing

March 12, 2018
Editor's note: This story was corrected after initial publication to note that a WTO dispute, DS512, brought by Ukraine against Russia, has reached the panel stage. Statements from President Trump linking recently announced Section 232 tariffs on steel and aluminum to the ongoing NAFTA negotiations and European Union trade policy issues could expose legal cracks in the administration’s defense against potential litigation in the U.S. and at the World Trade Organization, trade attorneys tell Inside U.S. Trade . “The...

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