Americans For Free Trade Statement Ahead of Ambassador Lighthizer’s Testimony Before the House Ways and Means Committee

WASHINGTON, D.C., (June 17, 2020) — Today, Americans for Free Trade spokesperson Jonathan Gold released the following statement ahead of U.S. Trade Representative (USTR) Robert Lighthizer’s testimony before the House Ways and Means Committee. 

“Tariffs are taxes that American businesses, farmers, and consumers pay. Since the President’s trade war began, Americans have paid more than $60 billion in additional tariffs. The Administration should not leave any economic tools on the table during this time of economic recovery, and that includes deferral of all duties that American companies pay. We strongly encourage Ambassador Lighthizer to listen to the concerns of Members from across the country whose constituents are suffering from tariffs and commit to doing everything in his power to end the tariffs and provide immediate economic relief.”