Peter Navarro To Run New Trump Industrial Policy Group, Report Says

By Steve GoldsteinMarketsMarketWatch Pulse

China critic Peter Navarro will run a new White House effort on trade in the Trump administration, the Financial Times reported. Navarro will head what's called the National Trade Council that would aim to boost job creation in infrastructure and defense and work with the National Security Council, the National Economic Council and the Domestic Policy Council. The report said it would mark the first time there was an office dedicated to manufacturing inside the White House. Navarro co-authored a white paper -- along with Commerce Secretary nominee Wilbur Ross -- on the trade, regulatory and energy policy impact of the Trump economic plan.

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