Proposed 25 percent tariff on auto imports drives discussion in Washington

Global Business

FRANCE-AUTOMOBILE-CAR-FACTORY-MANUFACTURINGWorkers are pictured on an assembly line of a Citroen 5008 during tests at the PSA firm in Rennes, western France, on July 16, 2018. (AFP PHOTO / Fred TANNEAU)

A proposed 25 percent import tax on automobiles and auto parts led the day’s agenda at the U.S. Commerce Department.

As part of the administration’s Section 232 investigation into foreign supplies the department held a hearing to listen to arguments both for and against restrictions.

Nearby on Capitol Hill, several lawmakers and auto groups voiced their opposition to the auto tariffs.

CGTN’s Roee Ruttenberg has more.