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Lighthizer Hedges on Whether Trump Will Lift Steel Tariffs Against Canada and Mexico

(Sean Higgins – Washington Examiner)

U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer said Wednesday that the White House was trying to find a way to resolve the controversy over its imposing steel and aluminum tariffs on Canada and Mexico, but hedged on whether that would involve actually lifting the tariffs.

It was important, he said, for the White House to maintain the “integrity” of the limits on imports.

“On Canada and Mexico, in the context of maintaining the integrity of the steel and aluminum program, we want very much to work out an agreement with Canada and Mexico,” Lighthizer said in an appearance before the House Ways and Means Committee. “We are in the process of doing that. Whether we’ll succeed or not, I don’t know.” Click here to read more.