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Trump's Tariff Powers Take A Glancing Blow From Trade Court

Law360 (November 19, 2019, 4:54 PM EST) -- With a short procedural decision last week, the U.S. Court of International Trade delivered the firmest rebuke yet of President Donald Trump's use of national security tariffs and potentially offered a roadmap for other companies that may look to fight future White House duties.

At the center of the opinion is Trump's use of Section 232 of the Trade Expansion Act of 1962, which allows the U.S. to set tariffs in the name of national security. Trump used the law to restrict steel and aluminum imports last year, fueling criticism that the White House was using security as a veil for...

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