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Lighthizer ‘less persuaded’ by contention that 232 probes will spark retaliation

June 22, 2017 at 4:35 PM
Fear of retaliation against U.S. producers should not deter the Trump administration from defending America’s interests by using every “legitimate” tool available -- including Section 232 investigations into the national security impact of imports, U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer told the House Ways & Means Committee on Thursday. “The argument that ‘well, other people will use their national security exemption for ways that are really hidden protectionism,’ that’s also a concern and something we have to think about, but I’m...

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