White House delays decision on tariffs on imported cars, parts

Reuters | May 17, 2019 at 4:08 PM
  • The White House said on Friday that President Donald Trump is delaying a decision for as long as six months on whether to impose tariffs on imported cars and parts to allow for more time for trade talks with the European Union and Japan.
  • Trump had faced a Saturday deadline to make a decision on recommendations by the Commerce Department to protect the U.S. auto industry from imports on national security grounds and imposing tariffs of up to 25 percent.
  • The auto tariffs face strong opposition in Congress, including from many prominent Republicans.