HCA, as part of the Americans for Free Trade, a coalition of business organizations from every sector of the American economy, sent a letterto President Trump yesterday urging five specific outcomes from U.S.-China trade talks, which the White House has said are nearing completion. The letter, which was signed by 151 coalition association partners representing companies that employ tens of millions of American workers and provide goods and services to virtually every corner of the United States, asks for:
The full and immediate removal of all recently imposed tariffs, including U.S. tariffs and China's retaliatory tariffs as part of a final deal;
A deal that levels the playing field for U.S. companies by achieving meaningful changes to address China's unfair trade practices that put American technology, innovation and intellectual property at risk
Avoidance of any enforcement mechanism that would trigger further tariffs;
Clarity on how the tariff exemption process will be carried out in the event of a deal; and
An economic assessment by the Administration examining the costs of tariffs for American businesses and consumers.