AFT Statement in Response to USTR Katherine Tai’s Comments in Support of Keeping Tariffs in Place

WASHINGTON, D.C., (March 29, 2021) — Today, Americans for Free Trade (AFT) spokesperson Jonathan Gold released the following statement in response to U.S. Trade Representative Katherine Tai’s comments in the Wall Street Journal in support of keeping tariffs in place. 

“Ambassador Tai correctly noted in her Wall Street Journal interview that tariffs can take a toll on U.S. businesses and consumers, which is exactly why the Biden Administration must lift them immediately. Ending the trade war would provide immediate relief to American companies, manufacturers, and farmers who have struggled to stay afloat due to the economic downturn and costly and unnecessary tariffs they pay directly to the U.S. government. Lifting the tariffs would not harm the economy or impact American companies’ ability to plan, in fact it would do the opposite by providing certainty and a much-needed economic boost to American businesses and families. We encourage Ambassador Tai to end the tariffs as soon as possible to help ensure a successful economic recovery.”