Pentagon warns of 'negative impact' of Section 232 remedies

/ February 23, 2018 at 10:53 AM
While the Pentagon agrees that imports of steel and aluminum "impair" national security, it has warned that trade restrictions stemming from the Commerce Department Section 232 investigations could harm relationships with key allies. The Defense Department "continues to be concerned about the negative impact on our key allies regarding the recommended options within the [Section 232] reports," DOD said in an undated memo released by Commerce this week. "However, DOD recognizes that among these reports' alternatives, targeted tariffs are more...

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