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Trump's Stalled Trade Agenda Leaves Industries in the Lurch

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"After beginning his presidency with a bang by withdrawing from the TPP pact, Trump has accomplished little else when it comes to reorienting deals with other countries. For many businesses that had raised their hopes, frustration is mounting by the day. America’s steelworkers are on edge as they wait for Mr. Trump to fulfill his promise to place tariffs on steel imports. Home builders are desperate for the president to cut a deal with Canada to end a dispute over its softwood lumber exports. Cattle ranchers are longing for a bilateral pact with Japan to ease the flow of beef exports.The Trump administration announced that it would impose new tariffs on Canadian softwood lumber, saying the exports are unfairly subsidized. The proposed tariffs, which could be as high as 24 percent, have already led to a spike in lumber prices... up nearly 18 % this year>

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