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Lighthizer: USTR to bring WTO cases to 'insist' trade barriers are science-based

June 15, 2017
U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer on Thursday spoke of plans to bring cases to the World Trade Organization that will break down trade barriers not strictly based on science. Lighthizer, participating in the June 15 inaugural meeting of the Interagency Task Force on Agriculture and Rural Prosperity -- established by an executive order signed by President Trump on April 25 -- said U.S. producers face significant barriers in agricultural trade and added that the U.S. “can clearly do better.” “USTR...


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