WASHINGTON, D.C., (August 5, 2021) — Today, Americans for Free Trade spokesperson Jonathan Gold released the following statement ahead of the Washington state trade policy roundtables in which United States Trade Representative (USTR) Katherine Tai and Representative Suzan DelBene (D-WA-1) are participating.
“Americans for Free Trade would like to thank Congresswoman DelBene for her leadership and efforts to provide worker-centric trade policies alongside Ambassador Tai and the Biden administration. In order for American businesses, workers, farmers, and manufacturers to reach their full potential, however, Congress must work with the administration to lift the harmful tariffs that remain in place and end the trade war with China. Americans have paid over $90 billion in tariffs since the trade war began, including $2.3 billion in Washington state alone. Lifting the tariffs is a commonsense solution that will boost the economy and truly allow a worker-centric trade agenda to thrive.”