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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Foxconn Says It Plans to Build Factory in Wisconsin, Adding 3,000 Jobs

Foxconn, the Taiwanese electronics supplier for Apple and other tech giants, said Wednesday it would open its first major American factory in Wisconsin, a boost both for the battleground state’s economy and the Trump administration’s efforts to bolster domestic manufacturing. [ NELSON D. SCHWARTZ and VINDU GOEL | July 26, 2017 |New York Times] White House officials noted President…

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Buy America is good for Alabama

By Rep. Bradley Byrne President Donald Trump recently devoted a week to celebrating the importance of “Made in America” products with special events at the White House. I was pleased to see the president shining a spotlight on the many first-class items produced here in the United States. I often meet with manufacturing leaders from…

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