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WTO panels reject U.S. national security claims for Section 232 tariffs

December 9, 2022 at 3:31 PM
Four World Trade Organization dispute panel rulings say U.S. tariffs on steel and aluminum do not qualify for the national security exception and violate WTO rules, handing the Biden administration a notable loss on a trade approach it continued from its predecessor. The rulings , released on Friday after an unusually long four years of waiting, address cases brought by China, Turkey, Norway and Switzerland. Similar disputes brought by India and Russia remain pending. Although not decided as one dispute,...

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