Journal of East Asia and International Law (JEAIL) 제11권 제1호 (p.193-194)

The Legal and Policy Implications of the US Steel Tariffs on East Asia

키워드 :
Donald Trump,US Steel,Tariffs,National Security,WTO,Section 232


Many are crying foul over the Trump Administration’s use of steel and aluminum tariffs, claiming that imports are not a threat to the US national security. Rather, it has been argued that the tariffs are a pretext to gain strategic advantage in unrelated trade negotiations. Members of the Trump administration have hailed subsequent trade concessions as proof that the tariffs have been successful, which, if proven, could raise a credible question as to whether the President exceeded the scope of his authority. Domestic and international challenges have already begun with the US courts being a more effective forum to the challenge the legality of the tariffs than the WTO.