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  November 15th, 2018 | Written by

A Letter To The Presidents

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  • "There is great urgency for the United States and China to come together and reach an agreement to eliminate tariffs..."
  • Their global leadership position was called out and challenged.
  • The continued escalation of tariffs has come at significant cost to the global economy."

In a letter addressed to President Donald Trump and Chinese President Xi Jinping, tariffs remained the priority topic for Freedom Partners, American for Prosperity, and The Libre Initiative. The three joined efforts to speak out regarding the trade war.

The letter consisted of a plea from the trio asking that the two reach a compromise and utilize the G20 session as an opportunity to make a change in the current tariff situations and alleviate global tension.

The group noted that both parties seem “open to negotiations to drop tariffs” that will benefit everyone and the upcoming session provides a source of encouragement. The importance of employment opportunities and affordable goods and services were also key points mentioned to back up the plea.

“There is great urgency for the United States and China to come together and reach an agreement to eliminate tariffs and protectionist trade policies,” they wrote. “The continued escalation of tariffs has come at significant cost to the global economy. It has harmed businesses, farmers, consumers, workers, and families worldwide, inflicting higher costs, lost jobs, and uncertainty.”

As of today, there has not been a response reported from either of the presidents but some wonder if they will address this publicly as their global leadership position was called out and challenged. The letter was  summarized with demands to “End the trade war and come to an agreement on free trade to relieve businesses, consumers, workers, and families worldwide from any further collateral damage.”

Source: freedompartners.org