NAFTA should reinstate meat labeling

While many across America have focused on the wreckage of American factories caused by the North American Free Trade Agreement, more families saw their livelihoods impacted by NAFTA hammering America’s beef industry. [Mike Schultz and Martin Rosas | September 25, 2017 | National Grid] As a family farmer in Brewster and a union president who represents thousands…

ITC rules affirmatively, and unanimously, in solar safeguard investigation

The U.S. International Trade Commission on Friday unanimously ruled that the domestic solar industry has been seriously injured by solar imports, propelling the safeguard investigation into a remedy phase in which the ITC will suggest next steps to President Trump. [Isabelle Hoagland | September 22, 2017 | Inside US Trade] Some commissioners flagged imports from Mexico, Canada…

Media Coverage: White House softens trade stance as tax reform fight approaches: ‘We need the votes there’

The White House is softening its stance on trade — if only temporarily — as it seeks to preserve Republican votes on tax reform, according to senior administration officials, congressional aides and outside advisors. [Kayla Tausche |September 22, 2017| CNBC] A long-delayed investigation into Chinese steel dumping is on hold; the calls to withdraw from North American Free…

When Did ‘Tariff’ Become a Bad Word?

President Trump last month empowered U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer to investigate China’s theft of American intellectual property (IP), which costs America up to $500 billion annually. A new report from Axios, however, reveals that Trump’s aggressive action on IP theft may just be the beginning. Not content with cracking down on IP theft, President Trump wants tariffs, too. [Spencer…

Trump Blocks China-Backed Fund from Buying Lattice Semiconductor

WASHINGTON—President Donald Trump on Wednesday blocked a Beijing-backed fund’s attempt to buy an American chip maker, signaling his administration will closely scrutinize Chinese efforts to invest in U.S. semiconductor technology. [Kate O’Keeffe | September 13, 2017 | Wall Street Journal] Mr. Trump rejected the transaction after the would-be deal makers—Chinese government-backed Canyon Bridge Capital Partners and Lattice…