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Uncertainty over U.S. trade policy frustrates allies

Annie Baxter Jun 30, 2017
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Uncertainty over U.S. trade policy frustrates allies

Annie Baxter Jun 30, 2017
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Do imports of foreign steel and aluminum compromise national security? President Trump told the Commerce Department to speed up its investigation of that question and come back with some answers today. It didn’t happen. Officials said that was due to “unanticipated complexities.” But China, the European Union and other steel-exporting nations, fearing the U.S. could  impose sanctions, told the World Trade Organization they can’t be justified on national security grounds. 

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