(Sputnik) - US President Donald Trump may be entitled to order US
companies to leave China if a national emergency is declared, US
Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said Sunday.
in the week, Trump said on Twitter he was "ordering" US
companies to start looking for alternatives to China, urging them to
relocate production to the United States.
has not yet declared a national emergency. He could declare a
national emergency. ... He does have those authorities, and if for
whatever reason he decides to do that in the future to use those, we
will clarify how exactly he uses those," Mnuchin told
journalists, commenting on Trump's tweet and the possibility of such
Mnuchin suggested that he had in mind his desire to guarantee that in
a protracted trade war, US companies would not run into problems and
would quietly leave China.
noted that Trump is successfully using his authority in resolving
certain issues with Mexico, for example, the construction of a border
wall to combat the penetration of illegal migrants into the United
States. To start the construction, Trump declared a national
emergency, which allowed him to get the necessary funding bypassing