The Trump Administration & US - Indo-Pacific Relations

This resource will track statements, developments, visits, and other interactions in US-Indo-Pacific relations under the President Trump administration. Special focus will be given to the comments and activities of President Donald J. Trump; Vice President Mike Pence; United States Trade Representative Ambassador Robert E. Lighthizer; Secretary of Defense Dr. Mark Esper; Secretary of State Mike Pompeo; Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross, Jr.; and (former) Secretary of Defense James Mattis.


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Op-Ed by Secretary Ross - China, Japan, and South Korea

"Thanks to President Donald J. Trump, the United States is no longer subsidizing the growth of other countries at the expense of American jobs and American wages. In the post-World War II world, the United States helped rebuild the economies of our allies and friends in Europe, Asia and South America through enervating trade agreements or by looking the other way in the face of predatory trade policies. But as many of these countries grew into economic behemoths, America’s trade policy did not change.


Department of Commerce Adds Dozens of New Huawei Affiliates to the Entity List and Maintains Narrow Exemptions through the Temporary General License

"Today, the Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) of the U.S. Department of Commerce identified 46 additional Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd. affiliates that require inclusion on the Entity List, as part of a routine review of all Entity Listings. Since May, the Department has added over one hundred persons or organizations to the Entity List in connection to Huawei. The new restrictions on these affiliates are effective today, August 19th.

BIS has also announced that it will extend the Temporary General License (TGL) authorizing specific…

Secretary Ross Remarks on Recent Pushback of Tariffs Against China

Secretary Ross on Chinese Company Huawei and Trade Negotiations

Secretary Ross's Remarks on U.S.-China Trade Deal

Secretary Ross's Remarks on the US-India Trade Relationship

Remarks by U.S. Commerce Secretary Wilbur L. Ross at the Bureau of Industry and Security Annual Conference on Export Controls and Security - China

"Of the closed cases for export violations during that same period, we had 89 civil adjudications and 70 criminal prosecutions involving a range of countries including China, Russia, Pakistan, North Korea, and Iran. In addition, we have conducted more than 2,000 end-use checks on technology sales in more than 65 countries since 2017. On average, 25 percent were either unfavorable — violations of Export Administration Regulations — or unverified, meaning we could not confirm compliance. Unfavorable determinations were turned into enforcement actions, including Unverified List…