Congressional steel caucus chairman brings industry wish list to meeting with Ross

Steel industry leaders have armed the Congressional Steel Caucus chairman, Rep. Tim Murphy (R-PA), with a set of requests to bring to a scheduled meeting today with Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross, including pushing the Department of Commerce to help strengthen the defense industrial base, maintaining China’s non-market economy status, and considering self-initiation methods to expedite…

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CPA’s Balanced Trade Ideas Going Global

By Michael Stumo, CEO of CPA The Trans-Atlantic establishment is shaken about America’s free trade skepticism. They invited CPA to Brussels, the Capitol of Europe, to discuss our balanced trade ideas, explore whether we are “protectionists” or not, and to explain the American flavor of anti-establishment politics to their old guard. Why would voters, they…

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Peter Navarro Responds to His Trade Critics

My op-ed on why trade deficits matter (“Why the White House Worries About Trade Deficits,” March 6) has generated a healthy debate. However, your March 10 lead editorial implausibly asserts, “Perhaps the best way to think about the U.S. trade deficit is not to think about it.” [Peter Navarro| March 22, 2017 |The Wall Street Journal] As…

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Lighthizer pledges to get tough on China, but doesn’t delve into details

Following his confirmation hearing last week, President Trump’s pick for U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer responded affirmatively to every request made by Senate Finance Committee members in their questions for the record to tackle what they see as unfair Chinese trade policies. [Jack Caporal| March 20, 2017 |Inside US Trade] But Lighthizer did not take a deep…

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