Aluminum Imports Could be Next Trade Enforcement Target
Press reports indicate that the Department of Commerce may announce April 27 the self-initiation of a section 232 investigation to determine whether imports of foreign-made aluminum are harming U.S. national security. In addition, President Trump is reportedly planning to issue a memorandum directing the DOC to expedite that investigation. Similar actions were taken recently with respect to steel.
The anticipated investigation could result in the imposition of broad import restrictions on aluminum within the next few months. Sandler, Travis & Rosenberg will advise readers of additional details when they become available.