US and European Union flags fly at the European Commission headquarters in Brussels in 2017. Photo: Reuters

Donald Trump weighs new trade investigation to justify tariffs on EU

  • US president missed his own deadline earlier this month to take action against European cars on national security grounds
  • Trump could turn instead to wider probe under same trade provision used to justify wave after wave of tariffs on China
Topic |   US-ally trade wars

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US and European Union flags fly at the European Commission headquarters in Brussels in 2017. Photo: Reuters
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Cargo cranes are used to take containers off of a Yang Ming Marine Transport Corporation boat at the Port of Tacoma. Photo: AP Photo

Trump misses his own deadline to impose ‘Section 232’ auto tariffs on foreign-made cars and parts

  • Six months ago Trump threatened to impose a 25 per cent tax on imported vehicles, but he took no action November 14, the deadline imposed by his administration
Topic |   Trade

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Cargo cranes are used to take containers off of a Yang Ming Marine Transport Corporation boat at the Port of Tacoma. Photo: AP Photo
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