Trump to nominate Lighthizer as U.S. Trade Representative - statement

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[January 03, 2017]    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President-elect Donald Trump has named Robert Lighthizer as his U.S. 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.

(Reporting by David Alexander; Editing by Susan Heavey)

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