Analysis

There's More On USTR's Plate Than New Tariffs And NAFTA

By Alex Lawson (March 15, 2017, 6:53 PM EDT) -- Most of the Trump administration's trade policy has focused on overhauling the North American Free Trade Agreement and imposing punitive tariffs, but Tuesday's hearing to consider a new U.S. trade representative brought to light the litany of other trade issues facing the White House.

As is often the case, the Senate Finance Committee's examination of USTR nominee Robert Lighthizer served as a sounding board for the trade priorities that the senators hold dear, peppering the former Skadden Arps Slate Meagher & Flom LLP partner with questions surrounding lumber trade, drug patents, food labels, export credit financing and more.

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