Democrats call on Trump to improve transparency on trade

“WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Ten Senate Democrats complained in a letter to U.S. President Donald Trump on Friday over the lack of transparency in trade negotiations by his administration and called on him to direct agency heads to release documents on trade investigations” writes Midwest Communications Inc for The letter comes a day after the Commerce Department submitted a report to Trump on whether foreign steel imports threaten U.S. national security.A similar national security probe into aluminum imports invoking the same Cold War-era trade law is due on Jan. 22.In particular, the letter complains about the lack of transparency ahead of the first round of talks last week on modifying a five-year-old free trade agreement with South Korea.Among the letter’s signers is Ron Wyden of Oregon, the most senior Democrat on the Senate Finance Committee, which oversees trade policy.

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