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AFP: Time to Abandon Strategy of Tariff Escalation

May 10, 2019 by AFP

ARLINGTON, Va. – As trade negotiations with China continue and following a new round of tariff escalation, AFP today urged the Trump administration to reevaluate its protectionist approach to trade policy and embrace a mutually beneficial strategy of lowering barriers to trade.

AFP President Tim Phillips issued the following statement:

“More protectionist measures will continue to undermine the historic pro-growth policy achievements fueling our economy. Countless families, factory workers, and farmers are feeling the financial strain caused by continued trade escalation. Rather than continuing to push a strategy where both sides clearly lose, the U.S. should seek the elimination of all tariffs, quotas, and trade barriers that adversely affect Americans. Adopting a more positive approach will foster growth at home and welcome cooperation from allies and trading partners abroad.”

For further information or to set up an interview, please send an email to GCipriano@afphq.org.

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