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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.”

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