Trade Court Rebuffs Challenge To Trump's Steel Duties

By Alex Lawson (March 25, 2019, 10:39 AM EDT) -- A U.S. Court of International Trade tribunal rejected a bid to undo President Donald Trump's 25 percent tariff on steel imports Monday, ruling that the Cold War-era law used to install the levy does not violate the U.S. Constitution's separation of powers.

The decision by the special three-judge CIT shut down a suit by the American Institute for International Steel asserting that Congress gave away too much of its constitutional authority over trade policy when it passed Section 232 of the Trade Expansion Act of 1962, which allows the president to place import restrictions on items he deems a threat to...

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