Trump Asked To Delay New Tariffs During Pandemic

According to AgriPulse, twelve GOP senators are asking President Trump to hold off on hitting any of our trading partner countries with new tariffs that often provoke retaliatory measures, hurting U.S. agricultural exports.

Senate Finance Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley and others sent a letter to Trump on Wednesday, pleading for the suspension of “any measures – pending or new – that would create uncertainty or undue difficulty for American workers, families, farmers, ranchers, and businesses, and asking our global trading partners to do the same.

“To that end, we urge you to consider a total moratorium on new tariffs or tariff increases for the time being. Because of the economic strain due to COVID-19, our businesses and consumers will have less flexibility to adapt to tariffs.”

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