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March 13, 2023, 11:05 PM

Key GOP Trade Lawmaker Urges Biden to Seek Tariff-Cut Deals (1)

Eric Martin
Eric Martin
Bloomberg News

President Joe Biden should rekindle talks on free-trade agreements started by his predecessor to create opportunities for American companies and advance priorities including labor and environment rules, a top House Republican on trade said.

Resuming negotiations with Kenya probably would be the best place to start, said Nebraska Representative Adrian Smith, who leads the House Ways and Means Committee trade subcommittee. The administration also should look at restarting talks with the UK, although those could be more complicated due to differences on agriculture, Smith said.

Representative Adrian Smith, a Republican from Nebraska, speaks during a House Ways and Means Committee hearing in Washington, DC, US, on Friday, March 10, 2023.
Photographer: Al Drago/Bloomberg

Biden’s administration hasn’t taken up free-trade talks, opting to pursue its goals through ...