Larsen Statement on Tariffs Against Chinese Products

Jul 6, 2018

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Rep. Rick Larsen (WA-02), the Co-Chair of the U.S.-China Working Group, issued the below statement regarding the tariffs against Chinese products which went into effect last night.

“In a tit-for-tat trade agenda, it is the local hard-working folks who feel the brunt impacts on their lives. We will begin to see these effects due to retaliatory tariffs against U.S. products.

“This administration’s tariff policy threatens local jobs and the economic stability of Washington state, the most trade dependent state in the country.

“There are better ways to address the legitimate concerns about the trade balance with China. One way is through bills like the bipartisan Trade Authority Protection Act to impose Congressional Review of trade actions by the administration.”