President-elect Trump Announces White House National Trade Council: AAM Statement

New council an important part of national manufacturing strategy

President-elect Donald Trump announced the formation of the White House National Trade Council (NTC) on Wednesday. Peter Navarro will lead the NTC's efforts and will serve as Assistant to the President and Director of Trade and Industrial Policy.

Said Alliance for American Manufacturing (AAM) President Scott Paul:

“The creation of the White House National Trade Council recognizes the link between these two issues and the importance of having a coherent and comprehensive strategy to strengthen our manufacturing sector.

"For too long, our trade policies haven't been focused on supporting our manufacturing sector but, in many ways, have undermined it.  This new council could be an important part of a strategy to make sure that America can compete and win."