Trump administration opens investigation into uranium imports, potentially teeing up new tariffs

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    Remember that 25% of U.S Uranium you sold to Mother Russia? Looks likes your low on it, and may have to apply some tariffs.

    Trump administration opens investigation into uranium imports, potentially teeing up new tariffs


    The Commerce Department is opening an investigation into whether imports of uranium — the chemical element that fuels nuclear power — pose a risk to national security.

    The new probe marks the Trump administration’s latest use of a 1962 trade law to scrutinize imports. President Donald Trump has placed tariffs on foreign steel and aluminum following an earlier investigation, and the Commerce Department is conducting a review into auto imports.

    Commerce is taking action after two American uranium producers, Energy Fuels and Ur-Energy, petitioned the department to open a so-called Section 232 investigation into whether the dominance of imports in the U.S. uranium market raises national security concerns.


    “Our production of uranium necessary for military and electric power has dropped from 49% of our consumption to 5%,” Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross said in a statement. “The Department of Commerce’s Bureau of Industry and Security will conduct a thorough, fair, and transparent review to determine whether uranium imports threaten to impair the national security.”
     
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    Chinese and Russian *businessmen*..and their American friends... are freaking out about right now.

    Which is why they are lambasting the airwaves with the false narrative that these tarriffs will negatively impact rural communities

    bwahahahahahahahaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa

    Leftists aren't even getting a chance to catch their breath between blows.
     

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