Stephen Vaughn, the Hamiltonian at USTR Vaughn, the current acting U.S. Trade Representative, is a trade lawyer who shares Trump’s distaste for recent U.S. trade policy

What does “Hamilton” have to do with trade policy? More than you might think in the case of acting U.S. Trade Representative Stephen Vaughn, who counts himself among the hit Broadway musical’s legions of fans.   [DOUG PALMER] April, 27th 2017 [Politico] Vaughn, a history buff as well as a trade lawyer, says he has…

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Press Release: China is not a Market Economy, CPA tells Government Agency

Washington ~ The Coalition for a Prosperous America (CPA) urged the International Trade Administration (ITA) to find that China is not a market economy for purposes of applying US trade laws in countervailing duty and antidumping investigations. The ITA initiated the inquiry as part of an investigation relating to aluminum foil imports from China. The…

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Ross ties lumber, dairy issues to NAFTA talks with Canada, faults Congress for stalling process

Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross — after announcing preliminary countervailing duty rates for softwood lumber from Canada this week — on Tuesday said “one of the problems” with NAFTA is that lumber and an unrelated dairy dispute with Canada are two key areas not covered by the trilateral agreement, which he said is stalled in Congress. [Jenny Leonard]…

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Democrats knock Trump over ‘broken promises’ on China currency, NAFTA renegotiations

House and Senate Democrats on Tuesday released a report on President Trump’s “broken promises” to American workers, included the administration’s decision not to label China a currency manipulator, its failure to date to launch NAFTA renegotiations and a lack of action on various “Buy American” proposals. [Charlie Mitchell] April 25th, 2017 [Inside U.S. Trade]  The…

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Press Release: CPA Supports US Duties to Counter Canadian Government Lumber Subsidies

Washington~ The Trump administration announced Monday evening that it will impose countervailing duties up to 24% on imported lumber subsidized by the Canadian government.   The Commerce Department announced its Preliminary Determination of Countervailable Subsidies on April 24, 2017 after a long running investigation. CPA strongly supports the Trump Administration’s move to eliminate the unearned advantage given…

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