U.S. Trade Rep. on Keeping Trump Tariffs: Studies Showed They Weren't Inflationary

U.S. Trade Rep. on Keeping Trump Tariffs: Studies Showed They Weren’t Inflationary


During an interview aired on Tuesday’s broadcast of NPR’s “Morning Edition,” U.S. Trade Representative Amb. Katherine Tai responded to concerns that the Biden administration’s China tariff regime, which includes keeping tariffs from the Trump administration, will be inflationary by stating that “we’ve seen studies debunk the link between these tariffs and inflation.” And that not being dependent on China will allow for protection against the inflation we’ve had due to supply issues over the past few years.

Co-host Michel Martin asked, [relevant exchange begins around 4:15] “[T]he administration has been reviewing the tariffs imposed by the Trump administration. You’re keeping some of these tariffs on hundreds of billions of dollars of other Chinese goods, which were originally set by Trump. What do you say to people

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