Trump taps Reagan ex-official Lighthizer as trade chief

Jan 4, 2017

Trump taps Reagan ex-official Lighthizer as trade chief

U.S. President-elect Donald Trump said Tuesday he will nominate former trade official Robert Lighthizer as the next U.S. trade representative. Lighthizer served as U.S. deputy trade chief under President Ronald Reagan in the 1980s, playing a major role in negotiating some two dozen bilateral ...

Dec 14, 2016

Japan's ratification of the TPP

If the Abe administration believes in the TPP as a key to drive up Japan's growth, it should prepare to restructure its strategy on how to push the nation's free trade agenda in case the deal is formally declared dead.