What's more, the Trump administration will also place quotas on other countries, such as South Korea, Argentina, Australia and Brazil, instead of tariffs.
"This is clearly bad for our allies and partners," said Andrew Hunter, director of the Defense-Industrial Initiatives Group at the Center for Strategic and International Studies.
"It's kind of a perverse dynamic that we end up targeting our partners and allies who aren't actually driving the overcapacity that is hurting the U.S. industry, but they are the ones that are going to pay these tariffs," Hunter said.
Biddle, who is also a professor of international and public affairs at Columbia University, noted that America's allies will "re-evaluate how trustworthy the United States is as a partner on all sorts of things."
"If the United States is willing to exploit a loophole in a trade negotiation," Biddle said, "what's to say the United States wouldn't find some legalistic excuse for not acting in some other way our allies need us to act on?"
Similarly, Remy Nathan, vice president for international affairs at the Aerospace Industries Association, told CNBC in a prior interview that "oftentimes trade is political and security cooperation is political and the two intertwine."
"When we are enjoying good trade relations with other countries we have positive foreign relations, positive security cooperation, and they are oftentimes more interested in purchasing U.S. defense equipment and working with our military," Nathan said. "The opposite is also true."