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Trump Executive Orders to Tackle Trade Deficit, Tariff Enforcement

Posted March 31, 2017

Under Economic Issues, International Trade Issues

(Christine Wang – CNBC)

President Donald Trump is expected to sign two executive orders on Friday, which aim to fulfill key campaign promises to make trade more fair.

The first commissions a report on trade practices that contribute to the trade deficit, while the second seeks better collection of anti-dumping and countervailing duties.

The report, spearheaded by the Commerce Department and U.S. Trade Representative, aims to identify every trade abuse and “non-reciprocal practice” that contribute to the trade deficit.

Within 90 days, the report will go back to the Oval Office detailing specific causes for the deficit, country by country, product by product. Click here to read more.