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AFP: Trump Administration Right to Lift Steel and Aluminum Tariffs

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AFP: Trump Administration Right to Lift Steel and Aluminum Tariffs

05.17.19 12:23 PM

Grassroots group urges the White House to drop all tariffs and trade barriers ARLINGTON, Va. – As the Trump administration announced plans to lift tariffs on industrial metals from Mexico and Canada, Americans for Prosperity called the move a good first step but urged the White House to go further, calling for the removal of all tariffs and trade barriers. AFP Senior Policy Fellow Alison Acosta Winters issued the following statement: “This is a good first step toward removing a punishing tax on American producers and consumers. Tariffs on steel and aluminum were never justified in the first place. The administration is right to lift them, and we urge them to go further – drop all the tariffs and work to lower trade barriers instead. However, we are concerned about the possibility of substituting additional managed trade requirements for the steel and aluminum tariffs. The devil is in the details, which we have yet to see.” Trade principles The United States should eliminate all trade barriers, regardless of other countries’ trade policies, in order to provide Americans lower prices, more jobs and bigger paychecks, and to drive innovation through competition. Individuals and businesses in a competitive market, not government bureaucrats […]

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