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    May 20, 2019
    Last week President Trump made two major trade announcements delaying EU and Japan auto tariffs for six months and lifting steel and aluminum tariffs on Mexico and Canada. The U.S. Chamber released the below statements on Friday commending the President for the decisions and their positive impact on the business community.

    Statement on Administration Lifting the Steel and Aluminum Tariffs

    U.S. Chamber of Commerce president and CEO Thomas J. Donohue issued the following statement following the administration's announcement to end the steel and aluminum tariffs on Canada and Mexico.

    “The Chamber applauds the administration’s decision to lift the tariffs on steel and aluminum imports from Canada and Mexico. This move, coupled with the lifting of retaliatory duties, will bring immediate relief to American farmers and manufacturers. Critically, this action delivers a welcome burst of momentum for the USMCA in Congress, and we urge the administration and Congress to continue their efforts to chart a path toward its approval as soon as possible.”

    Click here to see the official statement.
    Statement on Administration's Announcement to Delay Auto Tariffs

    U.S. Chamber of Commerce executive vice president and chief policy officer Neil Bradley issued the following statement regarding the administration's announcement to delay implementation of auto tariffs.

    “The importation of passenger cars and auto parts is not a threat to national security. This is a misuse of the administration’s trade authorities. The continued threat of tariffs on cars and auto parts only creates more uncertainty weakening our economy.”

    Click here to see the official statement.