From Xinhua Net:

“Using the national security power provided for by Section 232 of the Trade Expansion Act of 1962 to justify steel protectionism sets a dangerous precedent – one that could unwind the post-World War II rules-based global trading system that had been an enormous benefit to the United States,” said Clark Packard, trade policy manager at the Washington-based think tank R Street Institute, on Friday.

“Heavy steel tariffs will weaken the United States both economically and strategically,” he said.

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