11/14/16 CNN Money
President-elect Donald Trump has threatened to slap big tariffs on China and Mexico to help bring jobs back to America.
At first glance, it may seem hard to do without backing from Congress. But actually, Trump doesn’t even need Congress to approve it.
True, the Constitution gives Congress the right to impose tariffs on other nations. However, several complicated laws have been passed in the last 100 years that delegate that power from Congress to the president.
Trump has several options — each open to interpretation — but here are three key ways he can go after China and Mexico.