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Inside U.S. Trade - 04/21/2017

Trump orders Ross to expedite '232' investigation into steel imports

April 20, 2017
President Trump has ordered Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross to hasten the department's investigation into the national security implications of steel imports, which Ross said can be completed within the 270-day time line laid out in Section 232 of the Trade Expansion Act. Trump on April 20 said he expected results within 30 to 50 days, "maybe sooner than that." The sweeping investigation, kicked off on April 19, will consider "production and capacity, workforce, investment, research and development, and other factors,...

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