AFT Statement Ahead of President Biden Summit with Xi Jinping

WASHINGTON, D.C., (November 15, 2021) — Today, Americans for Free Trade spokesperson Jonathan Gold released the following statement ahead of President Joe Biden’s virtual summit with Chinese President Xi Jinping:

“The bilateral economic relationship between the United States and China has a profound impact on communities throughout the U.S. As President Biden and President Xi continue working to define the future of this relationship, they must keep this impact in mind and make every effort to ease the tensions which have defined our nations’ trading relationship for more than three years. One way to accomplish this, and to provide relief from the recent spike in inflation, is by finally eliminating the tariffs put in place by the previous administration. These tariffs work against U.S. businesses’ ability to compete by adding unnecessary costs, despite having proven they will not change China’s trading behaviors. Open, free, and fair trade is in the best interest of both governments as well as the best interests of the businesses, workers, and families in every community.”