Trump Approves Tariffs On Imported Washing Machines And Solar Panels

U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer announced the new tariffs Monday, which are in line with Trump's "America First" trade policy.
Posted at 7:45 AM, Jan 23, 2018

President Donald Trump has approved new tariffs on solar panels and certain washing machines.

U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer announced the change Monday, which is in line with Trump's "America First" trade policy.

Lighthizer said the U.S. International Trade Commission found that foreign imports of solar cells and washing machines are "a substantial cause of serious injury to domestic manufacturers."

He added the move "makes clear again that the Trump Administration will always defend American workers, farmers, ranchers, and businesses in this regard."

But critics argue it could end up hurting the U.S. economy instead of helping it.