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Section 201 Investigations

Under section 203 of the Trade Act of 1974, 19 U.S.C. § 2253, if the U.S. International Trade Commission transmits a report containing an affirmative finding of serious injury, the President shall take all appropriate and feasible action within his power that he determines will facilitate efforts by the domestic industry in question to make a positive adjustment to import competition and provide greater economic and social benefits than costs.  USTR leads an interagency body in recommending to the President on the action to take.