U.S. Probes Titanium Imports in Possible Tariff Case



William Mauldin | The Wall Street Journal

Commerce Department to investigate potential national-security risks at the request of a domestic producer

The Trump administration said Monday it will investigate the possible national-security risks of imports of titanium, the metal used in aircraft and other products, in a case that could end in tariffs or other trade barriers.

The U.S. Commerce Department is undertaking the investigation into a form of the metal known as titanium sponge at the request of a domestic producer, Titanium Metals Corp., also known as Timet.

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