The tariffs will cause significant harm to industries that rely on imported steel and aluminum. Higher production costs will make American-made products more expensive and less competitive around the world — putting tens of thousands of American jobs at risk. Our nation’s trading partners can and will retaliate by imposing new tariffs of their own. Furthermore, using “national security” as an excuse to unilaterally impose tariffs opens the door for other countries to do the same — allowing them to bypass long-established international trade rules to gain an unfair advantage over American businesses and workers.
March 9, 2018 at 10:15 AM EST