The new administration has been slow on keeping specific campaign promise about trade policy. Nothing yet on China, no renegotiation on NAFTA, and no new WTO cases. Why?
Probably because the Senate hasn’t yet acted on the proposed Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross nor on the proposed USTR Robert Lighthizer. But his team should be completed soon.
We should see soon enough.
- “USTR Getting Ready to Take on the WTO.” Politico (Feb. 15, 2017).
- “Trump Statistical Trade Trick.” Wall Street Journal (Feb. 21, 2017
- “Special Report — Trump and Trade — First 100 Days.” Politico (January-March 2017).
- “Trump — Slow Start to Trade.” New York Times (Feb. 22, 2017).
“Commerce Pick Wilbur Ross.” New York Times (Feb. 26, 2017).