Lighthizer to Perdue, lawmakers: Agriculture ‘will be front and center’ in every trade deal

U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer this week told Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue and members of the House Agriculture Committee the Trump administration will prioritize exports of U.S. agriculture products and that “do no harm has got to be our objective” for upcoming NAFTA talks with Mexico and Canada — a renegotiation process the panel’s chairman,…

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CPA Testimony: Omnibus Report on Significant Trade Deficits – CPA2017

The Coalition for a Prosperous America (CPA) appreciates the opportunity to provide testimony to the US Department of Commerce regarding the impact of significant bilateral deficits on the US economy. CPA is a national, non-partisan organization focusing upon improving American trade performance, eliminating our persistent trade deficit, and growing domestic supply chains as a means…

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Lighthizer, at APEC, says defending U.S. market against unfair trade is not protectionism

HANOI — U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer, at his first public appearance here during the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation trade ministers meeting, said the U.S. defending its own market against unfair trade practices should not be confused with protectionism — the definition of which, he claims, “is sort of migrating.” [Jenny Leonard] May 21st, 2017 [Inside…

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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…

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