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Trump's auto tariff plan risks sparking a trade war with key allies

Import restrictions on such a huge scale could pummel the global economy

| South Korea
Hondas await export in Yokohama. New U.S. tariffs would force the Japanese company and other carmakers to reshape their supply chains.   © Reuters

Does U.S. President Donald Trump seriously think that import restrictions of any kind can be justified on the grounds of "national security"? Put bluntly, the Trump administration's trade policies are dangerous.

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