More Trade Chaos — Blocking Exports of Computer Chips to China Under National Security.

More trade chaos from Trump’s dying days in office. We need cooperation and competition. Not confrontation. US-China relations are too important for foreign policy by personal grievance and nation-baiting. Use of the national security authority (under Commerce’s ‘Entity List’) to bar computer chip exports to China is really questionable. Part of Trump’s misguided & harmful trade policies. This is a continued distortion of national security authority delegated by the Congress. Which has exclusive Constitutional authority to regulate trade. Such broad delegated authority needs to be reconsidered by the Congress. The broad authority was intended to expand trade, not restrict it for nationalistic and projectionist reasons. That only promotes dysfunctional and divisive unilateralism. 12.19.20

About Stuart Malawer

Distinguished Service Professor of Law & International Trade at George Mason University (Schar School of Public Policy).
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