Lighthizer: NAFTA Costing Jobs, Failing Americans

Dan Industry News Release, Trade

At the start of the negotiations of the North American Free Trade Agreement this week, U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer told reports the deal had benefited many Americans, but it had also failed countless others. Lighthizer noted that Canada and Mexico are the largest export markets for U.S. farmers and ranchers, but claims at least 700,000 Americans have lost their …


White House Sends NAFTA Redo Notification Letter to Congress

Dan Industry News Release, Trade

Farm Journals Ag Web Dot Com reports that the Trump administration has officially laid out its strategies to renegotiate the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) with Canada and Mexico in a letter delivered to Congress. The administration’s main goal is to update the Clinton-era trade deal. U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer recently wrapped up two days of meetings with …

Trump Putting More Protectionist ‘Stamp’ on Incoming Administration

Dan Industry News Release, Trade

President-elect Trump is putting his more protectionist ‘stamp’ on the incoming administration, tapping key trade players for U.S. Trade Representative and other agencies opposed to pure free trade policies. Trump’s pick for U.S. Trade Representative, Robert Lighthizer, served as a deputy trade representative in the Reagan years and went on to lobby for U.S. steel firms, pressing for punitive measures …

NMPF, USDEC Statement on Selection of New U.S. Trade Representative

Dan Dairy, Industry News Release

From Jim Mulhern, President and CEO of NMPF, and Matt McKnight, Senior Vice President of Market Access, Regulatory and Industry Affairs for USDEC: “America’s dairy farmers and processors welcome the opportunity to work closely with Robert Lighthizer as the new U.S. Trade Representative. The role of the U.S. Trade Representative is critical to successful U.S. engagement with growing global markets. …

AFBF Duvall on the Nomination of Robert Lighthizer for USTR

Dan Industry News Release, Trade

“The American Farm Bureau Federation looks forward to working with United States Trade Representative nominee Robert Lighthizer. Mr. Lighthizer has had a long and distinguished career in trade, working in the White House, Senate and private sector to assure favorable trading conditions for American goods and services.