Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross announced he initiated a so-called Section 232 investigation on auto trade, which would provide the legal basis to impose tariffs if his department finds imports threaten US national security

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“I don’t blame the foreign countries. They’re doing what is best for them. The stupidity is that we’ve let ourselves get into this box of extremely low [tariff] rates. We gave it away unilaterally,” Ross said.