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Trump Faces Widespread Calls To Steer Clear Of Car Tariffs

Law360 (July 19, 2018, 3:31 PM EDT) -- A chorus of automakers and advocacy groups on Thursday implored the Trump administration to not slap tariffs on imported cars, trucks and parts, questioning the administration’s national security rationale for the potential duties and warning of the economic calamity that could ensue if they take effect.

The opponents made their views known at a daylong U.S. Department of Commerce hearing regarding the automotive imports investigation it opened in May. The probe has faced widespread criticism since its launch, a trend that continued in earnest at Thursday’s...
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