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Outside Voices: Is it too late for Trump to impose Section 232 auto tariffs?

January 8, 2020 at 1:27 PM
President Trump can no longer impose tariffs on autos using Section 232 of the Trade Expansion Act of 1962 because a statutory deadline has lapsed, two trade analysts argued this week. “Importantly, although Section 232’s language is quite generous in the authorities it delegates to the Executive, it is not a carte blanche for a president to unilaterally tax any import he wishes in perpetuity,” the R Street Institute’s Halie Craig and Clark Packard asserted in a Jan. 7 blog...

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