US auto-imports security probe has suppliers worried

Detroit, Michigan – The US Department of Commerce’s unresolved Section 232 national security investigation into automotive imports is worrying some suppliers who believe it could lead to product price increases, especially for parts and materials they must buy from other companies.

The national security probe under Section 232 of the Trade Expansion Act of 1962 centres on whether imported vehicles and parts threaten the US industry’s health and ability to research and develop new, advanced technologies.

The Trump administration opened the investigation 23 May, but the Commerce…

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