China says exports to the U.S. dropped 16 percent in August

Sept. 9, 2019, Fairfax, Va.—Americans for Limited Government President Rick Manning today issued the following statement in response to China’s General Administration of Customs’ report that Chinese exports to the U.S. dropped 16 percent in August to $37 billion:

“According to China’s General Administration of Customs, Chinese exports to the U.S. dropped 16 percent in August to $37 billion. Given that August is typically a higher export month, it should be no surprise that the Chinese government is becoming increasingly anxious to ‘calm down’ the trade war. The important factor that has been missed by many pundits is that America’s shift away from Chinese products is at least partially permanent as multinationals seek diversified supply lines rather than depending upon China primarily. In many respects, this is exactly what those who’ve advocated a global trade policy should have been embracing all along, as it creates multiple international alternatives all of whom will compete against one another, lowering prices. The genius of the Trump trade policy is that by creating new trade deals around the world he has loosened the chains that China holds over our economy. Perhaps it’s time for some of these globalist ‘experts’ to begin praising President Trump as he puts America first while opening up the doors to friendly countries for economic growth.”

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