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Former White House Economists to Donald Trump: Don’t Impose Steel Tariffs

Nearly every living former leader of the White House Council of Economic Advisers is urging President Donald Trump not to impose new steel import curbs in the name of national security, in a letter sent to the White House on Wednesday. 

The Trump administration has been examining the use of steel tariffs, duties or quotas under Section 232 of a 1962 trade law that gives presidents the power to block imports that are determined to…


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