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First Formal Talks On Trade Between US & China since Trump Took Office

Tori Whiting- Heritage Trade Economist

The Annie Frey Show
January 07, 2019 - 2:46 pm

Heritage Foundation Trade Economist Tori Whiting says "we've had billions and billions of dollars of tariffs imposed on both sides of the Pacific." 

She says "those are just taxes on their individual people" and that it needs to be taken care of.

The tariffs are a "big sort of bargaining chip the President has used," says Whiting.  "He's misused that because he's taxing the American people in trying to get China to change."

It's a really good sign that these formal talks are happening. Even if there is not instant gratification, at least there are discussions going on.

"This is a great first step," Whiting explained.

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