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Ross: Auto tariffs still possible; critics ‘don’t understand’ Section 232

January 23, 2020 at 3:58 PM
Rebutting claims that the administration’s authority to impose Section 232 tariffs on autos has lapsed, Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross on Thursday said critics “simply don’t understand” the statute -- and adding that tariffs could materialize if other countries do “silly things” like implement digital services taxes. Senate Finance Committee member Pat Toomey (R-PA) and some trade analysts contend that the “window” for President Trump to impose auto tariffs has closed because the administration missed a 180-day deadline to take action...

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