Fed. Circ. Maintains Trump-era national security steel tariffs

By Alex Lawson (June 9, 2022, 12:35 p.m. EDT) — The Federal Circuit upheld Trump-era national security steel tariffs on Thursday, knocking down an ambitious legal challenge from a group of importers who made argue that the government abused a Cold War-era law setting levies in 2018.

In the latest decision upholding the President’s broad authority to set tariffs using Section 232 of the Trade Expansion Act, the appeals panel rejected a series of arguments from importers, led by USP Holdings Inc. ., mainly confirming the government’s victory in the United States Court. International trade last year.

The USP argued that Section 232 requires the government to find an “imminent” security threat…

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