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The Court's decision not to process the case implies that the Court's international trade decision will remain.  The case was filed by the American Institute for International Steel and two of its member companies: Texas-based Sim-Tex, an Oli wholesaler e- and gas pipes and Kurt Orban Partners, an international dealer in California.
Trump imposed 25 percent duty on imported steel and 10 percent duty on imported aluminum in March 2018 following an investigation into whether imports of both metals pose a threat to US national security.
The applicants originally claimed that Paragraph 232 was overly open and prompted the President to take a decision without any congressional or judicial control.
A number of legislators have criticized Trump's use of the statute to impose tariffs on steel and imports from aluminum from all over the world. Trump could also later use the law to impose bilateral and import duties.
Senate Finance Minister Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa) is working on legislation that will serve as a control over the President's power to impose tariffs through Section 232. His bill is likely to be released after the long August recess.
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