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Lighthizer Backs Reversing `Dangerous' American Trade Trajectory

Lighthizer Backs Reversing `Dangerous' American Trade Trajectory

With the full support of Lighthizer, his negotiating team and the new interagency Task Force on Agriculture and Rural Prosperity led by Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue, many in agriculture believe the US can overcome trade distorting policies and other barriers to help American farmers compete fairly for the increasing global demand for high quality agricultural products.

"The outcome of the renegotiation of NAFTA will have major impacts on the Mexican economy as well as South Korea's exports", an official from the association said.

New U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer started work on Monday, vowing to help reverse a "dangerous trajectory" of U.S. trade and making plans to meet with lawmakers over the NAFTA trade deal and attend a Pacific trade ministers conference in Vietnam. He says Mexico is ready to enter "a serious negotiation" with the United States. The U.S. sugar lobby wants Mexico to export less refined sugar and has become emboldened since Trump took office. According to the Washington Post, Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross showed the president a map indicating areas of the United States that would be harmed by the collapse of NAFTA, including many that are home to the president's core supporters.

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Any deal, however, would need agreement from the US sugar producers who brought an anti-dumping case against Mexican competitors.

Separately, Ross said last month that Washington was imposing duties of up to 24 percent on Canadian lumber used in construction after the two countries failed to reach an agreement in the 35-year-old dispute over charges that Ottawa subsidizes the industry.

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