TRADE DEALS/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “President Trump is considering an executive action that would launch a formal investigation into the way U.S. trading partners use subsidies and a tactic known as ‘dumping’ to skew imports and exports, a White House official said Sunday evening.
If signed, the executive action would call for a review of foreign trading practices and could, depending on the results, be followed by retaliatory trade measures from the administration.
The executive action would additionally reflect a tension within the White House between the economic populists, who have argued for more aggressive and adversarial moves against foreign countries, and the growing influence of pragmatists, who have called for a more measured approach.”

-Damien Paletta, “Trump considers investigation of international trade partners,” The Wall Street Journal online, April 9, 2017 8:53pm