NRF, 106 groups urge US Congress to ease China trade war

16 Apr '18
2 min read
Courtesy: NRF
Courtesy: NRF

The National Retail Federation and 106 associations representing US manufacturers, agri-businesses, retailers, technology firms, importers and exporters recently sent a letter to US House Ways and Means Committee chairman Kevin Brady and ranking member Richard Neal urging Congress to play a strong role in mitigating the escalating trade situation with China.

The letter asked Brady and Neal to work to ensure that US families are not forced to pay the price for China’s bad behaviour, according to an NRF press release.

“We strongly encourage Congress to work together and with the administration to develop and execute a strategic policy to effectively address the longstanding problems in China,” the coalition wrote.

“As Committee members are aware, tariffs are hidden, regressive taxes that will be paid by US businesses and consumers in the form of higher product prices,” the letter said.

“While the tariffs are not yet in effect, the possibility of imposition of tariffs on billions of dollars of goods, the as-yet-undefined potential investment restrictions and threats of a potential trade war create unpredictability across the business and farm community here in the United States, depress commodity prices, and have already harmed US companies, farmers, consumers and markets,” the letter added. (DS)

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