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ZTE amendment attached to defense bill, but Corker tariff measure hits a snag

June 11, 2018 at 11:23 PM
The Senate on Monday approved an amendment to a defense bill that would keep the Commerce Department from lifting sanctions on Chinese telecom giant ZTE, but another amendment from Sen. Bob Corker (R-TN), requiring congressional approval for the imposition of Section 232 tariffs, still has procedural hurdles to overcome. Commerce announced on June 7 that it had reached a deal with ZTE that would allow the Chinese company to pay a fine, make changes to top management and retain U.S.-approved...

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