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Presidential Authority Over Trade: Imposing Tariffs and Duties

Categories: Congress,Foreign Trade/Investment,Presidency

https://fas.org/sgp/crs/misc/R44707.pdf

The transition to a new presidential administration raises questions about the respective roles of Congress and the president over trade.  This report discusses the constitutional framework and especially the power to set tariff rates.  From the Congressional Research Service, posted by the Federation of American Scientists