As we mentioned in our blog of last August, under the authority granted to the Trump Administration under Section 232 of the Trade Expansion Act, the Commerce Department found that U.S. imports of automobiles and certain auto parts threatened the national security by affecting the global competitiveness of American Companies and undermining their ability to

The Trump Administration initiated an investigation on automobile imports in May of 2018.  The Department of Commerce, which undertook the investigation, submitted its report to the President in February of 2019, but the Administration has not made it public.  Nevertheless, on May 17, 2019, President Trump announced his determination that U.S. imports of automobiles and