AFT Urges President-Elect Biden to Commit to Lifting the Tariffs and Ending Trade War

WASHINGTON, D.C., (November 12, 2020) — Today, Americans for Free Trade spokesperson Jonathan Gold released the following statement urging President-elect Biden to commit to repealing the trade war tariffs that continue to harm U.S. businesses.

“With the 2020 presidential election behind us, we strongly encourage President-elect Biden and his transition team to commit to lifting the tariffs and ending the trade war with China. The current tariffs on China continue to hurt U.S. businesses, manufacturers and exporters who are trying to recover from the continuing economic harm from the pandemic. The additional costs of the tariffs continue to impact those efforts. We urge President-elect Biden to stand with American businesses and workers and make repealing the tariffs one of his top priorities during his first 30 days in office. American businesses, manufacturers, exporters and farmers who have paid billions of dollars in tariffs to the federal government continue to struggle amid the economic crisis. As President-elect Biden works to help the economy recover, he must make ending the trade war a top priority.”