Robert Lighthizer: ‘Absolutely’ OK to use tariffs to squeeze nations on non-trade issues

//Robert Lighthizer: ‘Absolutely’ OK to use tariffs to squeeze nations on non-trade issues

Robert Lighthizer: ‘Absolutely’ OK to use tariffs to squeeze nations on non-trade issues

This story is published in a content partnership with POLITICO. It was originally reported by Megan Cassela on politico.com on June 18, 2019.US Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer said on Tuesday he sees no issue with President Donald Trump's inclination to use tariffs to pressure countries to make policy changes in areas unrelated to trade, specifically when they present threats to national security.Lighthizer, in testifying before the Senate Finance Committee, was asked about Trump's…

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