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Ex-Trump Adviser Cohn Says China Tariff Cuts Would Ease Inflation

  • Inflation is running at the hottest pace in four decades
  • Tariffs raise prices, leading to bigger political issue: Cohn
Gary Cohn
Gary CohnPhotographer: Scott McIntyre/Bloomberg

Gary Cohn, a former economic adviser to President Donald Trump, urged the Biden administration to lift tariffs on Chinese goods to help ease inflation.

Cohn, now vice-chairman at International Business Machines Corp., quit his role in 2018 as the Trump administration began slapping tariffs on a broad range of Chinese products to punish Beijing for its alleged theft of intellectual property. Beijing denies the allegations.