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USTR Lighthizer Welcomes Extension of Trade Promotion Authority

July 02, 2018

Washington, DC – U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer today issued the following statement about the extension of Trade Promotion Authority:

“The President is pleased that Congress has extended Trade Promotion Authority (TPA) for three more years, which he requested as part of his Trade Agenda.  Extension of TPA is critical to negotiating accountable, enforceable and reciprocal trade deals that will benefit American workers, farmers and ranchers.  The Trump Administration is pursuing a number of potential bilateral free trade agreements, and TPA extension means we may continue to aggressively pursue these opportunities.”