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U.S. reviews China tariffs, possible gas tax pause to curb inflation

Some Trump-era levies serve 'no strategic purpose,' Yellen says

President Joe Biden, seen here visiting Los Angeles in June, is considering removing some of the tariffs imposed on Chinese goods by his predecessor in 2018 and 2019.    © Reuters

WASHINGTON (Reuters) -- President Joe Biden's administration is reviewing the removal of some tariffs on China and a possible pause on the federal gas tax as the United States struggles to tackle soaring gasoline prices and inflation, two top officials said on Sunday.

U.S. Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen said some tariffs on China inherited from the administration of former President Donald Trump served "no strategic purpose" and added that Biden was considering removing them as a way to bring down inflation.

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