Americans for Free Trade Asks for Suspension of Tariffs in Wake of Coronavirus Outbreak


In a letter dated March 18, the Americans for Free Trade Coalition, of which the NCBFAA is a member, called upon President Trump to suspend the Section 301 and 232 tariffs currently imposed on Chinese imports as an additional measure to help those hurting throughout the COVID-19 outbreak.


The President responded by saying, "China's paying us billions and billions of dollars in tariffs, and there's no reason to do that. They haven't even spoken to me about that. China hasn't asked me to do that, but we're getting billions of dollars a year from tariffs from China. And I can't imagine Americans asking for that, but it could be that China will ask for a suspension or something. We'll see what happens. China's having a very rough time."

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