Recent US Action Raises Tariff Tensions, Disrupts Global Supply Chains – What You Need to Know

    View Authors May 2019

    US President Donald Trump has made clear: when it comes to leverage, tariffs are king.

    Since taking office in January 2017, President Trump has made use of several provisions of US law – including Section 301, targeting unfair trade practices, and Section 232, targeting threats to national security – to bring trading partners to the negotiating table. Major developments over the last two weeks could impact global supply chains across a wide range of industries, including the automotive and manufacturing sectors. Our publication summarizes what you need to know now.