UPDATED: Americans for Free Trade: Mini Trade Deal with China a ‘Positive Step Forward,’ But ‘A Final Deal That Removes All Tariffs’ Still Needed

WASHINGTON, October 11, 2019 – Americans for Free Trade released the following statement from spokesperson Jonathan Gold after the United States and China reported progress in trade negotiations and announced a partial deal to de-escalate the trade war.

“The progress made today is a positive step forward, and we are encouraged by the President delaying the anticipated tariff increase in October. We hope the news today demonstrates a renewed focus on ending the trade war and removing all tariffs. However, until tariffs are completely repealed, American businesses, farmers and consumers – not China – will continue paying the price of this trade war. We strongly encourage the Trump Administration to continue negotiating with China and come to a final deal that removes all tariffs as quickly as possible.”

Americans for Free Trade is a coalition of more than 150 associations from every sector of the economy that are united in the fight against tariffs.