On the Record

U.S. Steel Tariffs

Lael Brainard, Sara Fitzgerald, and Terrence Straug

Overview

The World Trade Organization recently ruled that U.S. steel tariffs violated international trade rules. Lael Brainard, New Century Chair in Economics at the Brookings Institution, Sara Fitzgerald, a Trade Policy Analyst at The Heritage Foundation, and Terrence Straug, Chief Washington Representative of the US Steel Corporation, discuss the impact of the tariffs on the steel industry and the economy and the ramifications for the White House if the tariffs are repealed.


The full program from WAMU’s The Kojo Nnamdi Show’ is available here. (RAM file, 52 min 32 sec)


Authors

Lael Brainard

Member - Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System