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The WSJ has run an article in recent trade which could be a weight on market  sentiment as trade war risk comes back to the fore.

“The Trump administration is looking into using national-security laws to impose new tariffs on vehicle imports, according to administration officials and industry executives briefed on the plan.

President Donald Trump has asked his team to investigate using a legal provision known as “Section 232″ of the 1962 Trade Expansion Act to find whether tariffs or other restrictions are needed on imported cars. It is the same legal justification the administration used to impose tariffs on steel and aluminum imports in March,”

– the WSJ wrote.

Previously, Trump’s administration  had also imposed hefty import tariffs on steel and aluminum under Section 232 of the 1962 U.S Trade Expansion Act, which allows safeguards based on “national security.”