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China check-in: Who pays for tariffs? The White House demurs

July 21, 2021 at 9:49 AM
White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki on Tuesday was hit with a question Trump administration officials often had to answer -- or evade: Who bears the burden of U.S.-imposed tariffs? The question, lobbed to Psaki during a White House press briefing, came in response to comments made by Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen last week. She told the New York Times that tariffs -- specifically, the Section 301 duties Trump put on roughly $370 billion worth of Chinese goods -- were...


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