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NFTC Statement on Additional China Tariffs

Washington D.C. – Following the announcement by the Office of the United Trade Representative (USTR) of further tariffs on imports from China under Section 301, National Foreign Trade Council (NFTC) President Rufus Yerxa today issued the following statement:

"This rapid escalation of tariffs with China greatly increases uncertainty for companies in both China and the United States. While we agree that it is important to compel China to change, raising costs to consumers and subjecting our farmers and manufacturers to wholesale trade wars through the imposition of unilateral tariffs is not a winning strategy. If we don't want to end up in a world of increasing trade barriers and greater uncertainty for all our companies, I would urge both governments to find a way back to the negotiating table."


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Serving America's Global Businesses Since 1914- The National Foreign Trade Council ( is a leading business organization advocating an open, rules- based global trading system. Founded in 1914 by a broad-based group of American companies, the NFTC now serves hundreds of member companies through its offices in Washington and New York.
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