U.S. Chamber Statement on Trump-Xi Meeting Outcomes

Sunday, December 2, 2018 - 8:30am

Brilliant: “Setting Aside the Imposition of Tariffs is the Right Course of Action”

WASHINGTON, D.C. — U.S. Chamber of Commerce Executive Vice President and Head of International Affairs Myron Brilliant today released the following statement on the outcomes of President Donald Trump’s meeting with Chinese President Xi Jinping:

“We welcome the announcement that President Trump and President Xi are de-escalating tensions and returning to the negotiating table. Setting aside the imposition of tariffs is the right course of action for U.S. workers, job creators, and the economy. Negotiators on both sides now have a reasonable 90-day window to achieve meaningful outcomes in key areas of concern affecting U.S. businesses, such as IP theft, forced technology transfer, and market access. The Chamber looks forward to working with both governments to support their efforts. The hard work begins now.”

The U.S. Chamber of Commerce is the world’s largest business federation representing the interests of more than 3 million businesses of all sizes, sectors, and regions, as well as state and local chambers and industry associations. Its International Affairs division includes more than 80 regional and policy experts and 25 country- and region-specific business councils and initiatives. The U.S. Chamber also works closely with 117 American Chambers of Commerce abroad.