Trump Looks to Assuage Trade Critics With Farm Package

WASHINGTON—The Trump administration is seeking to blunt domestic opposition to its trade policies with a relief package for farmers affected by the U.S. trade spat with China, say officials involved in the discussions. [Bob Davis, Siobhan Hughes and Jesse Newman | April 12, 2018 | WSJ] The aid package, which could climb into the billions of dollars, is…

This Pentagon Paper Explains Why the Trump Administration Is Reining In Tech Trade with China

China’s investment in sensitive U.S. technology has the Trump administration so worried that it imposed tariffs on Chinese tech goods on Tuesday, while lawmakers are looking for ways to bar similar future investments. Why now? One reason is a recent Pentagon white paper that warns about Beijing’s plans to appropriate made-in-America tech. [BY PATRICK TUCKER | April 6, 2018 |…

USTR Robert Lighthizer Statement on the President’s Additional Section 301 Action

Washington, D.C. – U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer today released the following statement in support of the President’s direction that the Office of the United States Trade Representative (USTR) consider additional measures under Section 301 of the Trade Act of 1974 regarding China’s unfair acts related to technology transfer, intellectual property, and innovation: Office of the…

Press Release: CPA Applauds Additional $100 Billion Tariffs on China Trade 

Washington, DC. The Coalition for a Prosperous America (CPA) today congratulated the Trump administration for standing firm against China’s mercantilism by announcing an additional $100 billion of new potential tariffs, and for instructing the US Department of Agriculture to implement a plan to protect farmers and ranchers from economic aggression. Last month, the administration concluded an…