In response to the U.S. – China trade deal meeting delay, American business leaders continue expressing concerns, stating that the end of the tariff impact is far from over and continues to negatively impact business operations. Freedom Partners Executive Vice President Nathan Nascimento commented on the current situation. Adding that damages brought on by the tariffs situation affects growth, job creation, and more.
“From lost sales to increased costs, higher tariffs give America’s job creators big headaches and endanger our prosperity. We urge the administration to work with other nations to drop the tariffs and eliminate all barriers to trade.
The time is now because, the longer this standoff drags on, the markets and suppliers that closed overnight to U.S. producers may take years to re-open.
Tariffs are destructive taxes that sow only fear and confusion. Where free trade fosters job creation and gives American consumers more choices at affordable prices to stretch paychecks further.”
Additionally, Freedom Partners reported on information released by the Census Bureau back in February. Stated an additional $2.7 billion was spent in tariffs by business in November compared to the $375 million spent in November 2017.
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