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Ahead of 301 hearing, Sen. Ernst, business groups press Trump to back away from China tariffs

May 14, 2018 at 1:54 PM
U.S. Senator Jodi Ernst (R-IA) and a slew of U.S. and Chinese business groups have requested that President Trump not impose tariffs on $50 billion worth of Chinese goods, arguing that doing so would not cause Beijing to change its intellectual property practices, inspire retaliation from China and harm the U.S. economy more than help it. In a May 10 letter to U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer, submitted as a comment for a Section 301 committee hearing set to kick...

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