Ross says he is ‘very worried’ about the U.S. semiconductor industry

Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross is “very worried” about the semiconductor industry for reasons akin to those cited by the Trump administration in pursuing Section 232 national security investigations into steel and aluminum imports, he said Monday night. [Isabelle Hoagland] June 12th, 2017 [Inside Trade] Ross, speaking at an event hosted by the Wall Street Journal, called the…

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Ross Confident Administration Can Negotiate Better Trade Terms

Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross expressed confidence that the Trump administration can achieve better trade terms through negotiations with trading partners, rather than immediately turning to tariffs or other punitive measures that could generate retaliation or other economic repercussions. [William Mauldin] June 12th, 2017 [The Wall Street Journal] President Donald Trump, who repeatedly warned in his 2016 campaign…

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U.S. Should Create a Fair Trade Framework That Puts Family Farmers, Ranchers, & Rural Communities First

WASHINGTON – As the Trump Administration navigates a renegotiation of the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA), National Farmers Union (NFU) is urging the administration to establish a new, fair trade framework for international trade deals that benefits family farmers, ranchers, and rural residents. [Andrew Jerome] June 12th, 2017 [National Farmers Union] In public comments…

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AFL-CIO Reveals NAFTA Recommendations to Benefit Working People

View 2-page Overview | View Full Recommendations   (Washington, D.C., June 12, 2017)  Today, the AFL-CIO revealed an extensive set of recommendations that could turn the North American Free Trade Agreement into a trade agreement that empowers working people. The recommendations include changes to labor and procurement rules, as well as improved consumer protections and new rules to prevent…

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