The Trouble with Sanctioning Chinese Steel (Opinion Piece)
This Opinion piece, published in the July 13, 2017 edition of the Wall Street Journal, considers the merits of the US Donald Trump administration reported plan to impose 232 sanctions on steel imports. It provides background on the United States's historical use of steel tariffs, discusses some of their limitations and merits, and offers some alternatives to address some of the underlying concerns fueling the imposition of steel tariffs.
*****A PDF of the original article is posted with the gracious permission of Ambassador Frank Lavin, who is an Advisory Board member of the Mr. & Mrs. S.H. Wong Center for the Study of Multinational Corporations. The final appears in The Wall Street Journal, July 13, 2017, https://www.wsj.com/articles/the-trouble-with-sanctioning-chinese-steel-... and copyright remains with the original holders.
*****Posting of this report does not represent an endorsement by the Mr. & Mrs. S.H. Wong Center for the Study of Multinational Corporations and has been done to facilitate research and promote debate about multinational corporations/FDI in and from East Asia.