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Biden to call for higher tariffs on Chinese steel

Posted on AllSides April 17th, 2024
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REUTERS/Elizabeth Frantz

President Joe Biden on Wednesday called for sharply higher U.S. tariffs on Chinese metal products as part of a package of policies aimed at pleasing steelworkers in the swing state of Pennsylvania, at the risk of angering Beijing.

As he campaigned for reelection in the "Steel City" of Pittsburgh, Biden aides said the U.S. president was proposing raising to 25% the tariffs imposed by his predecessor Donald Trump on certain Chinese steel and aluminum products.

"China's steel companies don't need to worry about making a profit," Biden said as he...

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