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Another Thing about Those Steel Tariffs

In response to On the Wisdom of Tariffs

Reihan should consider the other reason that steel tariffs are a poor way to fight Chinese mercantilism: Our main overseas provider of steel is Canada. No. 3 is Mexico. Our NAFTA neighbors account for a quarter of our steel imports.

China is not in the top ten.

I’m no expert on daft neo-mercantilism, but I’d think that the best way to target Chinese imports would be to target imports that come from China.


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