Trade Court Sees Limits On Trump's Use Of Security Tariffs

By Alex Lawson (November 15, 2019, 6:02 PM EST) -- The U.S. Court of International Trade on Friday rebuked President Donald Trump for his use of a Cold War-era trade law to set tariffs based on national security, keeping alive an importer's suit challenging a duty increase against Turkish steel.

A three-judge panel denied the government's request to toss a suit from Transpacific Steel LLC, which is arguing that the White House violated the Constitution when it raised tariffs on Turkish steel from 25% to 50% using Section 232 of the Trade Expansion Act of 1962.

"The president's expansive view of his power under Section 232 is mistaken, and at odds...

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