For National Security Trump Administration Initiates Rarely Used Section 232 Statute to Probe Into Steel Imports

    View Authors April 2017
    On April 19, 2017, Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross launched a Section 232 investigation on all steel imports from anywhere in the world. On April 20, President Trump signed a memorandum directing Secretary Ross to “proceed expeditiously in conducting the investigation” and prepare a report with his findings and recommended “actions and steps that should be taken to adjust steel imports so that they will not threaten to impair the national security.”