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Arlington, VA – Following President Trump’s press conference today with European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker, Americans for Prosperity and Freedom Partners Chamber of Commerce expressed support for lowering tariffs and non-tariff barriers, and encouraged the Trump administration to focus on advancing a trade policy that will open markets for American businesses and consumers.
Americans for Prosperity President Tim Phillips issued the following statement:
“This apparent reversal on job-killing tariffs and the commitment to move forward on eliminating unnecessary barriers to trade, job creation, and economic growth, is welcome news. We hope this is only the first of many steps toward ending this destructive trade war that is hurting American businesses and American families.”
Freedom Partners Executive Vice President Nathan Nascimento issued the following statement:
“We commend President Trump and European Commission President Juncker on forging a new path toward zero tariffs on most trade between the U.S. and European Union. Overall this announcement is very positive news when our economy is on edge over tariffs. Opening new markets by reducing tariffs and other trade barriers is proven to improve our prosperity and create American jobs. It is the best way to build on the Trump administration’s work of tax reform and reducing regulatory barriers to opportunity.
“Make no mistake: tariffs are tax increases that make us poorer and harm American consumers, workers, and businesses. We encourage the administration to engage other nations toward zero-tariff trade, without the economic turmoil that comes with tariffs or trade wars.”
Americans for Prosperity (AFP) exists to recruit, educate, and mobilize citizens in support of the policies and goals of a free society at the local, state, and federal level, helping every American live their dream – especially the least fortunate. Freedom Partners is a non-profit, non-partisan chamber of commerce dedicated to protecting freedom and expanding opportunity for every American—no matter where they live, what they do or how much money they have.