Press Release ยท June 15, 2018

New Chinese Tariffs Are Bad For America

Today, President Trump announced a 25 percent tariff on Chinese goods. Scott Lincicome, a Senior Visiting Lecturer at Duke Law School and a Senior Policy Adviser for Republicans Fighting Tariffs, released the following statement:

Today’s tariff announcement is more of the same: the President is relying on long-unused statutes to impose unilateral tariffs that will harm American families and businesses and further strain US international relationships and the global trading system. In this case, while Chinese intellectual property policies are indeed problematic, there’s a right way and a wrong way for America to encourage Chinese reforms; punishing American consumers through tariffs is the time-tested wrong way.