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Lighthizer floats Section 301 as potential enforcement tool for USMCA

February 06, 2019 at 1:40 PM
U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer on Wednesday suggested that Section 301 of the Trade Act of 1974 could be used to enforce provisions in the U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement, senators told Inside U.S. Trade. Following a meeting with the Senate Finance Committee and the Senate Advisory Group on Negotiations, a congressional aide said Lighthizer offered up Section 301, the tool behind multiple rounds of IP-related tariffs on Chinese imports, as a way to enforce USMCA. “He said it repeatedly to us,”...


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