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USTR Robert Lighthizer Statement on the President’s Paris Accord Decision

June 01, 2017

Washington, DC – United States Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer released the following statement in response to the President’s decision on the Paris climate accord:                                                                                                                  

“Today the President made a bold decision to protect American jobs from harmful consequences under the Paris climate accord. While giving other major economies a pass, the Paris accord would put American workers and businesses at an unfair disadvantage, undercutting American competitiveness in the global economy.         

“The Paris accord represents another unfair trade barrier that America cannot afford. I applaud the President’s leadership regarding the Paris accord, and I’m honored to stand with him in advancing his trade agenda that puts American workers and job-creators first.”