Economy | Bush steel tariffs threaten to ignite a trade battle with Europeans
by Timothy Lamer
Posted 5/11/02, 12:00 am
When President Bush imposed tariffs on imported steel in March, political pundits suggested he was trying to light a fire under GOP campaigns in steel-producing swing states like Ohio, Pennsylvania, and West Virginia ("QuickTakes," WORLD, April 6). But the move is threatening to boil over into a trade war that could threaten the emerging economic recovery.