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Potential Impacts of President Trump’s Visit to Asia

In his longest oversees trip since taking office, U.S. President Donald Trump is visiting five countries in Asia for various events and meetings intended to firm up the United States’ strategic focus on the region, including a trade-focused agenda in China.

While regional security is top of mind in his meetings with leaders in Japan, Korea, and China, he will also attend the Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation leaders meeting (Vietnam) and East Asia Summit (Philippines).

The stop in China is slated for November 9-10, and he will be accompanied by Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross and U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer. Both cabinet officials are fully briefed on the challenges the recycling industry faces in China’s evolving regulatory involvement. We anticipate that our issues will be raised in their meetings with Chinese government counterparts. If so, we will share information on those talks to our membership.

Please contact Adina Renee Adler with any questions.

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