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For Trump's Auto Tariff Threats, Credibility Is the Name of the Game

Matthew Bey
Senior Global Analyst, Stratfor
Nov 15, 2018 | 22:22 GMT
This image shows vehicles traveling through Brooklyn. The White House will decide soon whether to claim the power to impose tariffs on auto imports it deems unfair.
Cars drive through afternoon traffic in Brooklyn on July 30, 2018, in New York City. 
(SPENCER PLATT/Getty Images)

To exert leverage in upcoming trade negotiations, the White House must be able to back up its promises to impose penalties on what is says is unfair trade. The power to limit auto exports to the U.S. would fit that bill....

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