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USTR: Trump Trade Agenda Creating “Blue Collar Boom”

U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer says the Trump administration’s trade agenda is resulting in a “blue-collar boom.” 

In the Trade Policy Agenda and Annual Report delivered to Congress Friday, Lighthizer highlighted the trade accomplishments over the past year, including the signing of trade agreements with Mexico, Canada, China and Japan, as well as enforcement actions and efforts to bring change to the World Trade Organization. 

Going forward, the report states that President Donald Trump will “continue to rebalance America’s trade relationships” to benefit American workers, aggressively enforce U.S. trade laws, and take prompt action in response to unfair trade practices by other nations. 

Lighthizer says President Trump seeks new trade agreements with the United Kingdom, the European Union and Kenya, which would be the United States’ first free trade agreement in sub-Saharan Africa. 

The 2020 trade agenda also includes the enforcement of commitments by trading partners in trade agreements, including the USMCA, the China Phase One Agreement and WTO agreements.


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