AFT Statement Following House Ways & Means Subcommittee Hearing on Competitiveness with China

WASHINGTON, D.C., (December 3, 2021) — Today, Americans for Free Trade spokesperson Jonathan Gold released the following statement following the House Ways & Means Subcommittee on Trade’s hearing regarding U.S. competitiveness with China.

“As leaders in both Congress and the Biden administration work to identify the proper ways to address China’s trade malpractices, it is imperative that they keep in mind the need to relieve the burden the trade war has placed on American businesses, workers, manufacturers, farmers, and families. It is critical that lawmakers also reinstitute a fair and transparent section 301 exclusion process to help businesses struggling with the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic, the shipping crisis, and rising inflation. While removing the tariffs should be the primary goal, reinstituting this process will position the American economy to remain competitive globally as it recovers from these crises.”