Lighthizer, at swearing-in ceremony, promises to ‘reverse’ America’s ‘dangerous’ trade policies

U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer took office on Monday promising to help President Trump “permanently” reverse what he described as America’s “dangerous” trade policies. [Jenny Leonard & Dan Dupont] May 15th, 2017 [Inside Trade] At his swearing-in ceremony, Lighthizer said he was “grateful to have been asked by the president to serve him on this very…

Lighthizer to hold NAFTA talks with Congress, attend APEC trade ministers meeting in his first week

Robert Lighthizer, slated to be sworn in as U.S. Trade Representative on Monday afternoon, will have a busy first week in office, meeting with congressional committees of jurisdiction to discuss the administration’s negotiating objectives for NAFTA and traveling to the two-day APEC trade ministers meeting in Vietnam, sources told Inside U.S. Trade. [Jenny Leonard] May 14th,…

Commerce Department Launches Another Anti-Dumping Investigation into Steel Products

This time, it’s cold-drawn mechanical tubing from several countries, including China.   [ELIZABETH BROTHERTON-BUNCH] May 11th, 2017 The battle against dumped steel imports wages on. On Wednesday, Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross announced his department is initiating an investigation into cold-drawn mechanical tubing imports from countries including China, Germany, Italy, India, South Korea and Switzerland. The antidumping and…

Grand Old Protectionists

“[Editorial note: An important blast from the past. This is a 2008 op-ed by Bob Lighthizer, Trump’s nominee for US Trade Ambassador. His criticism of Senator John McCain’s approach to trade policy is the source of McCain’s obstruction of Lighthizer’s nomination to day.]” [ROBERT E. LIGHTHIZER] March 6th, 2008 [The New York Times] NOW that…

Workshops for Warriors Holds Successful Inaugural Gala

On April 20, 2017, over 300 people attended the Workshops for WarriorsInaugural Gala that was held on the USS Midway Carrier Museum in San Diego, California. Former California Assembly member Nathan Fletcher, now a Professor of Practice in Political Science at the University of California, San Diego, was the Master of Ceremonies. [Michele Nash-Hoff] May…