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Trump outlines trade policy as trade representative awaits confirmation

Mar 6, 2017 - SNL European Financials Daily

As U.S. Trade Representative nominee Robert Lighthizer awaits confirmation, President Donald Trump's administration outlined a trade policy prioritizing national sovereignty over international trade agreements.

In a report from the trade office, the administration advocates for a shift in priorities that values U.S. trade laws above obligations to international bodies like the World Trade Organization. In doing so, Trump hopes to open foreign markets to U.S. exports and negotiate "new and

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