The Trump Administration & US - Indo-Pacific Relations

This resource will track statements, developments, visits, and other interactions in US-Asia 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 James Mattis; Secretary of State Mike Pompeo; and Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross, Jr.

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USTR Lighthizer's Remarks to the House Ways and Means Committee on US-China Trade Negotiations

Trade Delegation in China

USTR Statement on China’s Auto Tariffs

"U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer today released the following statement regarding China’s tariffs on U.S.-produced automobiles: 'As the President has repeatedly noted, China’s aggressive, State-directed industrial policies are causing severe harm to U.S. workers and manufacturers. …

USTR Updates Section 301 Investigation on China

"The Office of the United States Trade Representative today released a report updating information on its Section 301 investigation of China’s acts, policies and practices related to technology transfer, intellectual property and innovation. “We completed this …

USTR Lighthizer Remarks to Senator Schatz During Appropriations Committee Hearing - China

USTR Lighthizer Remarks to Senator Boozman During Appropriations Committee Hearing - China, Japan, and the Philippines

USTR Lighthizer's Remarks to Senator Van Hollen During Appropriations Committee Hearing - China

USTR Lighthizer Remarks to Senator Coons During Appropriations Committee Hearing - China

USTR Lighthizer's Remarks to Senator Kennedy During Appropriations Committee Hearing - China

USTR Lighthizer's Remarks to Senator Moran During Appropriations Committee Hearing - China

USTR Lighthizer Remarks to Senator Moran During Appropriations Committee Hearing - Japan, Philippines, and China

USTR Lighthizer Remarks to Senator Shaheen During Appropriations Committee Hearing - China

USTR Lighthizer Remarks to Senator Collins During Appropriations Committee Hearing - China

USTR Lighthizer Remarks to Senator Murkowski During Appropriations Committee Hearing - China

USTR Lighthizer's Remarks on Section 301 Action

“On Friday, in response to unfair Chinese practices, the United States began imposing tariffs of 25 percent on approximately $34 billion worth of Chinese imports. These tariffs will eventually cover up to $50 billion in …

Trade Delegation to China

"At the invitation of Vice Premier Liu He and at the direction of President Donald J. Trump, the United States trade delegation, led by Secretary of the Treasury Steven Mnuchin and including Secretary of Commerce …