WTO Set For Collision Course Over US Metal Tariffs Next Year

Law360 (September 11, 2019, 3:50 PM EDT) -- A day after the World Trade Organization said it will rule on the Trump administration’s national security tariffs on steel and aluminum next fall, the trade body on Wednesday said it also expects to issue a decision on the retaliatory tariffs imposed by other countries around the same time.

Trump’s decision to set a 25% tariff on steel and a 10% levy on aluminum using a Cold War-era national security law was met with a wave of WTO action from U.S. trading partners, as well as retaliatory duties on U.S. agricultural exports and other items. The administration, in turn, filed its...

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