Kirkland & Ellis Discusses Trump’s Trade Agenda

In late March, the Trump administration took several steps to begin implementation of its “America First” international trade agenda. We note three actions in particular:

First, President Trump signed an executive order directing the Secretary of Commerce and the U.S. Trade Representative (“USTR”), in conjunction with other agencies, to issue a report within 90 days identifying foreign trade partners with which the United States has a significant trade deficit;

Second, President Trump signed an executive order instructing the Department of Homeland Security and other agencies to increase enforcement of collection of unpaid antidumping and countervailing duties; and

Finally, the USTR … Read more