Steel and Aluminum Tariffs Under Section 232

Our Steel and Aluminum industries (and many others) have been decimated by decades of unfair trade and bad policy with countries from around the world. We must not let our country, companies and workers be taken advantage of any longer. We want free, fair and SMART TRADE!
Washington, DC (Global)
June 8, 2018
Submitted by: donaldjtrump

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Donald J Trump

June 8, 2018

On January 11, 2018, the Secretary of Commerce transmitted to me a report on his investigation into the effect of imports of steel mill articles and aluminum on the national security of the United States under section 232 of the Trade Expansion Act of 1962, as amended (19 U.S.C. 1862).   In light of this conclusion, the... Read more

June 8, 2018

On January 11, 2018, the Secretary of Commerce transmitted to me a report on his investigation into the effect of imports of steel mill articles and aluminum on the national security of the United States under section 232 of the Trade Expansion Act of 1962, as amended (19 U.S.C. 1862).   In light of this conclusion, the Secretary recommended actions to adjust the imports of aluminum and steel articles so that such imports will not threaten to impair the national security.  Among those recommendations was a global tariff of 24 percent on imports of steel articles and 7.7 percent on aluminum in order to reduce imports to a level that the Secretary assessed would enable domestic steel and aluminum producers to use approximately 80 percent of existing domestic production capacity and thereby achieve long-term economic viability through increased production.  I concur in the Secretary’s findings.

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Emmanuel Macron

June 8, 2018

We need a free and fair trade for sure. A commercial war opposing allies is not consistent with our mission, with our history, with our current commitments for the global security. At the end of the day, it will destroy jobs, increase prices and the middle class will have to pay for it.  

I believe we can build the... Read more

June 8, 2018

We need a free and fair trade for sure. A commercial war opposing allies is not consistent with our mission, with our history, with our current commitments for the global security. At the end of the day, it will destroy jobs, increase prices and the middle class will have to pay for it.  

I believe we can build the right answers to legitimate concerns regarding trade imbalances, excesses and overcapacities by negotiating through the World Trade Organization and building cooperative solutions. We wrote these rules. We should follow them. 

I'm convinced that if we decide to open our eyes wider, we will be stronger, we will overcome the dangers, we will not let the rampaging work of extreme nationalism shake a world full of hopes for greater prosperity.

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Harley-Davidson

July 18, 2018

The 31% tariff the EU enacted on its motorcycles will raise the cost of each Hog from the U.S. by about $2,200. Rather than raise prices, we will shift production of the motorcycles sold in the EU outside the U.S. over the next 18 months.  

Expanding international production to alleviate the EU tariff burden is not... Read more

July 18, 2018

The 31% tariff the EU enacted on its motorcycles will raise the cost of each Hog from the U.S. by about $2,200. Rather than raise prices, we will shift production of the motorcycles sold in the EU outside the U.S. over the next 18 months.  

Expanding international production to alleviate the EU tariff burden is not our preference, but it’s the only sustainable option we have to make motorcycles available and affordable to EU customers.  

We’d rather not make investments to address these regulatory hurdles and take the profit hit, but we are doing so to protect European riders and our dealers. We believe it is important to protect them, and this is a point perhaps missed by some people who want to believe a simple headline because it’s easier to do so.

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Germany's Largest Auto Makers Back Abolition of Tariffs

06/20/2018 - Wall Street Journal

The Effect of Steel on National Security

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Harley-Davidson to Shift Production Overseas to Offset EU Tariffs

06/25/2018 - Wall Street Journal

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The Economic Impact of Trump's Tariffs

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