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Trade war

No verdict yet on auto tariffs, US commerce chief Ross says

Trump camp pushes for next trade salvo before November elections

U.S. Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross testifies before the Senate Finance Committee on June 20.   © Reuters

WASHINGTON -- U.S. Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross told lawmakers Wednesday that no decision has been made on whether to recommend punitive tariffs on automobile imports, indicating that the review would wait for industry input.

The Commerce Department said in late May that it was launching an investigation into whether imports of vehicles or auto parts should be subject to tariffs. The department initiated the probe under the Section 232 national security provision of the Trade Expansion Act of 1962, arguing that the imports risk harming the domestic auto industry.

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