Free-Trade is a Two-Way Street

The Trump administration recently celebrated the workers and businesses that make this country great. The purpose of “Made in America Week” was to recognize that, when given a fair chance to compete, Americans can make and sell some of the best, most innovative products in the world. By  Wilbur Ross July 31, 2017 7:09 p.m.…

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Ross, in Ways & Means briefing on 232 probes, floats negotiated solution on steel

The administration is considering a negotiated solution to tackle steel overcapacity that could involve “voluntary” agreements, House Ways & Means Committee members said on Thursday after being briefed by Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross on his Section 232 investigations. [Jenny Leonard and Jack Caporal | July 27, 2017 |Inside US Trade] Ways & Means members who met with Ross…

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USTR Lighthizer: Trump challenging China’s industrial policies – radio interview

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The top U.S. trade negotiator said late on Tuesday that President Donald Trump is determined to challenge China’s use of unfair subsidies and “non-economic” industrial policy to build up export industries that are costing American jobs. [ David Lawder | July 26, 2017 |Reuters] U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer, in a rare media interview,…

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USW to Trump: the time to act is now

(Pittsburgh) — United Steelworkers (USW) International President Leo W. Gerard released the following statement in response to news reports that President Trump has decided to delay action in support of the domestic steel industry under Section 232 of U.S. trade law. Section 232 provides the President with significant authority to impose penalties if he determines that…

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