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Sources: USTR mulling Section 301 investigation into Chinese labor practices

November 08, 2018
U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer is considering opening an investigation into Chinese labor practices, eyeing the use of the Section 301 statute already employed to justify massive tariffs on Chinese goods, sources tell Inside U.S. Trade. These sources say the unprecedented probe -- which the AFL-CIO unsuccessfully pushed USTR to open during the George W. Bush administration -- could help mollify congressional Democrats as they prepare to take control of the House in the next Congress. A Section 301 investigation,...


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