The White House said Tuesday it was discussing possible changes to some of the “reckless” tariffs imposed by former US President Donald Trump on Chinese goods that have increased costs for American households and businesses.
White House spokeswoman Karen-Jean-Pierre said internal discussions are still going on in course, but did not detail President Joe Biden’s thinking about potential rate cuts, a move that experts say could help his administration’s aggressive efforts to fight inflation.
Trump has imposed tariffs of up to 25% on hundreds of billions of dollars of miscellaneous goods from China.
Jean-Pierre said the Biden administration has repeatedly pointed out that some of those tariffs imposed by Trump were “reckless and did not strengthen our national security,” but rather increased costs for American consumers and businesses.
“We are discussing this and working to change these makeshift tariffs, and our priorities are to preserve the interests of our workers and vital industries,” Jean-Pierre told reporters accompanying Biden on Air Force One on his trip to Philadelphia. .
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