Manufacturing and Agriculture Groups Support National Security Investigation on Steel and Aluminum

Washington ~ Organizations representing manufacturers, farmers, ranchers and workers across the country sent a letter to Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross today supporting remedial action for the American steel and aluminum industries under Section 232 of the Trade Expansion Act of 1962. The Trump administration is considering action under Section 232 which allows the President to take…

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How to Fix Manufacturing’s Poor Image

“The American public’s perception of manufacturing may be at an inflection point. The good news is manufacturing clearly matters to many Americans, with the vast majority viewing U.S. manufacturing as crucial to America’s economic prosperity, standard of living, and national security,” said a new report.  [IW Staff | July 13, 2017 |Industry Week] U.S. manufacturing…

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USTR Releases NAFTA Negotiating Objectives

Washington, D.C. – United States Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer today released a detailed and comprehensive summary of the negotiating objectives for the renegotiation of the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA). Through the renegotiation of NAFTA, the Trump Administration will seek a much better agreement that reduces the U.S. trade deficit and is fair for all…

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CPA Statement on Trump Administration’s New NAFTA Objectives

Washington ~ The Coalition for a Prosperous America (CPA) largely supports the Trump administration’s newly released NAFTA Objectives as an important change in the direction of America’s trade strategy. “Never before has a president prioritized reduction of the US trade deficit in trade negotiations,” said Dan DiMicco, CPA Chairman. “The Trump administration’s NAFTA objectives for trade in…

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Trump’s trade warrior prowls the West Wing

Peter Navarro, one of the White House’s top trade advisers, is widely viewed throughout the West Wing and Capitol Hill as a prickly personality with extreme policy ideas. [NANCY COOK and ANDREW RESTUCCIA | July 11, 2017 |Politico] Peter Navarro, one of the White House’s top trade advisers, is widely viewed throughout the West Wing and Capitol Hill as…

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