USTR nominee Robert Lighthizer hearing before Senate Finance Committee

Administration to begin work on future FTAs

USTR Lighthizer said he would like to see shorter negotiations with bilateral countries and suggests TPP likely to be tackled with individual countries.

Hope had been kindled among agricultural groups when President Donald Trump indicated that he may be willing to look at rejoining the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP). His top trade minister, U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer, said it is more likely that individual trade deals would be brokered separately with those nations. Marching orders on which free trade agreements (FTAs) should come first could be imminent.

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