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(i) With regard to iron or steel products, that all manufacturing processes for such iron or steel products, from the initial melting stage through the application of coatings, occurred in the United States.
Robert Lighthizer, a prominent trade attorney and former deputy USTR under President Ronald Reagan, got the Trump transition team’s nod for the top trade spot Tuesday morning.....
As a lawyer, Lighthizer still represents U.S. Steel Corp. and other domestic giants in their efforts to keep foreign steel imports at bay. His bona fides are bolstered by his previous role as a chief of staff on the Senate Finance Committee, where he developed an understanding of congressional dynamics and loyalty to Chairman Bob Dole, later serving as treasurer for the Kansas Republican’s presidential campaign in 1996.
They will in all likelihood subcontract that work out to smaller entities that may or may not be struggling to get by. This is a positive for the "big guys" and for the "little guys" simultaneously.