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Press Release: US Trade Deficit Increases, Dollar Overvaluation is Primary Cause

September 19, 2017

Washington ~ The US Bureau of Economic Analysis (BEA) released a report today that the US trade deficit rose yet again.  Dollar overvaluation and the failure to deal with nationalistic economic strategies in Asia and Germany are the primary causes.

Media Coverage: South Korea Trade Deal: ‘It’s Like NAFTA on Crack’

September 12, 2017

The trade pact between South Korea and the United States has proven to be one of the most one-way global trade deals even signed. [John Carney | September 11, 2017 | Breitbart]

Report: Trump likely to impose solar tariffs if USITC recommends them

September 12, 2017

Well-placed sources within the Trump Administration have told news website Axios that the president would likely impose significant remedies on solar module importers if the U.S. International Trade Commission (USITC) recommends them on Sept. 22. [Frank Andorka | September 8, 2017 | PV Magazine]

Press Release: CPA to US Trade Rep, Overhaul NAFTA or Walk Away

September 12, 2017

Washington~ The Coalition for a Prosperous America (CPA) sent a letter to US Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer on Friday, urging him to reject calls to merely “tweak” or “modernize” the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA). Instead, the letter states: “we support administration efforts to overhaul NAFTA or walk away.”...

China’s Monopoly on Rare Earth Elements Tightens With Purchase of US Mine

September 07, 2017

odern life runs on rare earths. The bright and sharp LED displays on your smartphone and TV, the energy-efficient light bulbs in your kitchen, the disc drive in your laptop, and the power steering in your car all rely on the unique chemical and physical properties of 17 hard-to-pronounce elements...

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News from Around the Web

  • U.S. Trade Policy Priorities: Robert Lighthizer, United States Trade Representative

    September 19, 2017

    Transcript of US Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer's speech at the Center for Strategic and International Studies on September 18th. Thank you, Senator. Ambassador Hill, Senator Brock, friends – there’s probably some out here – distinguished ...

  • Lighthizer uncertain about NAFTA’s conclusion; says WTO can’t handle China

    September 18, 2017

    The breakneck pace of North American Free Trade Agreement negotiations does not guarantee a conclusion by year’s end, U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer said Monday during a speech that covered a range of topics -- including China’s trade...

  • When Did ‘Tariff’ Become a Bad Word?

    September 18, 2017

    President Trump last month empowered U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer to investigate China’s theft of American intellectual property (IP), which costs America up to $500 billion annually. A new report from Axios, however, reveals that...

  • Why Americans are right to rethink free trade

    September 14, 2017

    The events of the past year have clearly shown that many Americans, whether Democrats or Republicans, have finally rebelled against “free trade.” [Ralph Gomory | August 14, 2017 | PBS News]

  • Trump Blocks China-Backed Fund from Buying Lattice Semiconductor

    September 14, 2017

    WASHINGTON—President Donald Trump on Wednesday blocked a Beijing-backed fund’s attempt to buy an American chip maker, signaling his administration will closely scrutinize Chinese efforts to invest in U.S. semiconductor technology. [Kate O’Keeffe...

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