New China Tariffs Pose Needless Risk

Crook, Clive
September 2009
National Journal;9/19/2009, p17
The author reflects on perceived protectionism in the trade policies of U.S. President Barack Obama's administration when it proposed to raise the tariff of Chinese tire imports to 35%. He questions the need for additional tariff when the administration says it has little economic benefits. He adds that Obama and his administration claim they are not being protectionists because local tire production fell and plants have closed. He stresses that the unfair trade claims of the U.S. against China was to allow the local tire industry to recover.


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