Trump to nominate Lighthizer as US Trade Representative

January 3, 2017 14:12

WASHINGTON - US President-elect Donald Trump has named Robert Lighthizer as his US Trade Representative, the Trump transition team said in a statement on Tuesday.

Lighthizer served as the deputy USTR under former President Ronald Reagan, playing a major role in developing trade policy and negotiating some two dozen bilateral international agreements on topics from steel to grain, the transition team said in its statement.

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