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A National Security Argument on Trade

Apr 21, 2017 | 00:45 GMT
A decision to explore the national security implications of steel imports to the United States could signal a tactic being considered by the U.S. presidential administration to justify tariffs under WTO rules.
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The United States could use an investigation into steel imports to justify tariffs under international trade rules. For most observers and trade advocates over the past two decades, however, bolstering national security has been a reason to increase free trade and interconnected trade ties....

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