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Lighthizer clarifies Section 232 ‘program’ to probing Senators

July 26, 2018 at 4:37 PM
U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer on Thursday said the national security-based Section 232 tool is only effective if it is applied globally, despite relationships the U.S. has with countries considered to be key allies. Asked by Sen. Jack Reed (D-RI) if Canada posed a national security threat to the United States, Lighthizer answered affirmatively. “In the case of steel, yes, absolutely, because of the nature of the [Section 232] program, for sure. Otherwise you don’t have a program,” he said...


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