US probes ‘security threat’ from automotive imports

Washington – On the heels of tariffs issued on imported steel and aluminium, president Trump has ordered the US department of commerce to conduct an investigation into whether imported vehicles and vehicle parts constitute a threat to national security.

As with the steel and aluminium investigations, the probe of autos and auto parts will be conducted under the authority of Section 232 of the Trade Expansion Act, which was designed to determine whether tariffs should be levied against imported goods that potentially harm US industry.

The investigation…

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