AFT Statement on USITC Report Examining Distributional Effects of Trade Policy on U.S. Workers

WASHINGTON, D.C., (November 16, 2022) — Americans for Free Trade (AFT) spokesperson Jonathan Gold released the following statement in response to the U.S. International Trade Commission’s (USITC) report examining the distributional effects of trade and trade policy on U.S. workers:

“As numerous experts and industry leaders point out in the USITC’s report, workers and consumers across the U.S. are suffering from the cost of tariffs. Since the start of the trade war, Americans have paid more than $160 billion in tariffs, limiting our economy’s ability to grow and disproportionately harming vulnerable Americans. As United States Trade Representative Katherine Tai reviews the findings of this report, it is essential that she recognizes this harm and prioritizes bringing an end to the counterproductive trade war with China.”