By Alex Lawson (Dec. 21, 2021, 5:23 p.m. EST) – Fourteen Democratic lawmakers called on the Biden administration to reverse Trump-era national security tariffs on Tuesday, arguing that the levies imposed on close allies undermine the goal of the White House to fight against Chinese overcapacity.

Former President Donald Trump imposed a 25% tax on steel and 10% on aluminum in March 2018 under section 232 of the Trade Expansion Act, a law of the era of the Cold War which allows trade restrictions for reasons of national security. The Biden administration has mostly kept those tariffs in place, but recently struck a deal with the European Union to trade the duties for an import quota system.

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