President Joe Biden said on May 23 that his administration is “considering” removing some Trump-era trade tariffs currently imposed on China as a measure designed to help reduce pressures from record inflation in the United States.
Biden, on his first trip to the Indo-Pacific region as president, arrived in Japan on May 22 after visiting South Korea. His goal was to assert “American leadership in the vital region” while sending a “powerful message” to China.
During a press briefing with Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida, Biden said discussions on the possibility of lifting China trade tariffs were ongoing.
“I am considering it. We did not impose any of those tariffs. They were imposed by the last administration, and they’re under consideration,” he told reporters….


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