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Citing Unfair Trade, Biden Hikes Tariffs on Chinese EVs, Batteries

Automakers have feared China could severely undercut U.S. market.

Photo: Lael Brainard, director of the National Economic Council, said China is flooding the global marketplace with underpriced products. (Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call file photo)

 

The Biden administration on Tuesday said it will raise tariffs on electric vehicles and other products from China in response to anticompetitive practices it found harmed American businesses and workers.

The increased tariff rates follow a review by U.S. Trade Representative Katherine Tai, which found that China continues to engage in practices such as forcing U.S. companies to share their technology and intellectual property theft.

The move boosts some tariff levels put in place by the Trump administration in 2018 while instituting others for the first time.

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