US call for stiff tariffs on steel imports

US tariffs on steel importsWashington — The US Department of Commerce is recommending stiff tariffs on steel imports into the US, encouraging representatives of the domestic steel industry but alarming US tire manufacturers dependent on imported tire-grade steel cord.

On 16 Feb, Commerce released reports on its investigations of how steel and aluminium imports are affecting national security.

The agency carried out the investigations under Section 232 of the Trade Expansion Act of 1962, which empowers the federal…

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