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US Chamber of Commerce Goes After Biden for ‘Caution’ in Trade Policy

  • Biden team consumed by internal reviews, chamber head says
  • US hasn’t picked up ‘lowest-hanging fruit’ on trade: Clark

The head of the largest U.S. business-lobbying group issued a scathing criticism of President Joe Biden’s trade policy, saying that the administration is “consumed by caution and internal reviews.”

The administration “has yet to pick up even the lowest-hanging fruit,” such as talks for free-trade deals with the U.K. and Kenya started under President Donald Trump but stalled under Biden, US Chamber of Commerce President Suzanne Clark said on Tuesday. The US also should provide relief from tariffs on imports inherited from Trump that are serving as a tax on Americans, Clark said.