Entity: Office of the U.S. Trade Representative

USTR Emails Reveal Tensions, Inconsistencies in Trump Administration’s NAFTA Strategy

June 6, 2018
Emails obtained by American Oversight show that in a hasty attempt to scrap and replace NAFTA, USTR and the administration alienated stakeholders, rushed through processes for soliciting comment, and even held contradictory public positions.

Emails Show Insider Access for Steel Industry Lobbyists Tied to Lighthizer

May 31, 2018
Emails obtained by American Oversight through a Freedom of Information Act request uncovered a friendly relationship between U.S. Trade Representative (USTR) officials and lobbyists representing the steel industry.

USTR Communications With the Steel Industry About Tariffs

May 23, 2018
These documents show the communications between officials in the office of the U.S. Trade Representative and representatives of the steel industry about the Trump administration's decision to impose steep steel tariffs.

USTR NAFTA Communications with Private Stakeholders

May 22, 2018
Emails and other communications between the Office of the US Trade Representative and outside private stakeholders regarding the Trump administration's efforts to renegotiate the North American Free Trade Agreement.

USTR NAFTA Communications with State Governments

May 18, 2018
Emails and other communications between the Office of the US Trade Representative and representatives of various state governments regarding the Trump administration's effort to renegotiate the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA).

USTR Receipts for Office Renovation Expenses

March 29, 2018
Records from USTR regarding office renovations.

FOIA to Multiple Agencies Regarding Trump Appointees Accusing Career Staff of Disloyalty

March 29, 2018
Following reports that high-level Trump administration officials expressed concern about the “loyalty” of career civil servants at the State Department, and even explored ways to “purge” some of those career employees from their positions. American Oversight submitted this FOIA to determine whether similar conversations occurred at other agencies.

FOIA to USTR Seeking Communications Related to Steel Tariffs

March 2, 2018
FOIA to USTR seeking communications between Ambassador Robert Lighthizer, Stephen Vaughn, Jamieson Greer or Timothy Reif and the steel industry.

FOIA to USTR Seeking Communications with Outside Entities

February 7, 2018
FOIA request to the Office of the United States Trade Representative seeking communications between political appointees and various outside entities, including Alcoa, Amazon, Chevron, Tom Barrack, Dow Chemical, FoxConn, and US Steel.

FOIA to USTR Seeking Communications With State Governments Regarding NAFTA

February 7, 2018
FOIA seeking all communications between any political appointee or SES staff at USTR and any state government regarding NAFTA.