A former Reagan administration official is expected to be picked as President-elect Donald Trump's U.S. trade representative, according to a senior transition official.
Robert Lighthizer will help spearhead Trump’s push for tougher policies against China and Mexico. He has long pushed for stiffer tariffs on foreign imports.
Trade was a key campaign issue for Trump, who railed against deals like NAFTA and the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP).
Lighthizer is a former deputy U.S. trade representative under President Ronald Reagan.
Trump now has three major posts left to be filled: secretary of veterans affairs, secretary of agriculture, and director of national intelligence.