By Kathryn Hopkins

David Spooner, a partner at Barnes & Thornburg and a former trade official under President George W. Bush, added that while the House will make Trump’s life “miserable,” it is “highly unlikely” to actually move to reign in the President’s trade authority through repealing tariffs outright or moving to amend the law that gives Trump the power to impose tariffs.

There could be some noise made regarding specific products targeted by the administration in Congressional hearings on the exclusion process.

“I don’t think the tariffs will go away, but I think we’ll see a little more probing into how the decisions were made and whether or not products should be excluded,” said Spooner, who was speaking at the U.S. Fashion Industry Association’s apparel importers trade and transportation conference in New York Wednesday.

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