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Trade barriers rise as Biden and Trump battle for White House

Trade barriers rise as Biden and Trump battle for White House
Donald Trump one-ups Joe Biden in a tariff battle with China. (Image: AP)
The Wall Street Journal
By Andrew Duehren and Andrew Restuccia  One day after news broke that US President Joe Biden was planning to raise tariffs on Chinese electric vehicles to roughly 100%, Donald Trump moved to one-up his rival for the White House.“I will put a 200% tax on every car that comes in from those plants,” the former president said at a rally in New Jersey on Saturday, referring to Chinese vehicles manufactured in Mexico. Biden, he suggested, was ripping off his tariff-focused trade agenda. “Biden finally listened to me,” Tru...

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