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US Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer is crossing wires in the early Thursday overnight session, highlighting the trade administrations’ role in finding a way to reduce frictions on consumers in the US-China trade war build-up spurred on by  rising tariffs.

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According to Lighthizer, the trade department is examining all of its available tools to bring US auto tariffs and Chinese retaliatory restrictions, back on-balance.

According to Lighthizer, it will take some work to get US auto tariffs completely balanced out with tariffs coming from China.