By Alex Lawson (April 1, 2022, 2:57 p.m. EDT) – The U.S. Court of International Trade ruled Friday that the federal government failed to adequately explain its decision to impose tariffs on more than $300 billion of Chinese goods, but refused a push to eliminate levies altogether.

In a test case for thousands of challenges to Trump-era tariffs imposed on dozens of Chinese products, a three-judge CIT panel ruled that whether the U.S. Trade Representative’s office has the authority to adjust tariffs in response to Chinese retaliation, it did not do enough to justify its decision to the public.

Writing for the panel, International…

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