The constitutional power to enter into treaties with foreign governments–Article II, Section 2
of the Constitution of the United States
2. The constitutional power to regulate commerce with foreign nations–Article I, Section 8 of
the Constitution of the United States
3. The application of numbers 1 and 2 above to North Carolina’s ability to impose a 25% tariff
(tax) on all foreign manufactured textiles and furniture imported into the state with particular
reference to Mexico and Canada.