Wall Street was Not Blindsided by the U.S. Tariffs


Wilbur Ross
Wilbur Ross

Background: On August 1, 2017, current U.S. Department of Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross published an Op-Ed titled, "Free-Trade is a Two-Way Street" and subtitled, "China, the EU and other trading partners put up formidable barriers to imports from America."




March 9, 2018


Washington, DC - - (March 9, 2018) - - It appears that some globalists are crying "foul" after seeing the imposition of U.S. tariffs on imports of raw steel materials and raw aluminum materials. Some seem to act as if these tariffs just materialized out of thin air. That is not the case.

One would assume that most globalists are familiar with (or actually read) the Wall Street Journal. Those that actually read the publication probably noticed an Op-Ed published August 1, 2017. In the Op-Ed, current U.S. Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross reportedly said the following:

The Trump administration last week celebrated the workers and businesses that make this country great. The purpose of “Made in America Week” was to recognize that, when given a fair chance to compete, Americans can make and sell some of the best, most innovative products in the world.

Unfortunately, many governments across the globe have pursued policies that put American workers and businesses at a disadvantage. For these governments, President Trump and his administration have a clear message: It is time to rebalance your trade policies so that they are fair, free and reciprocal.


Secretary Ross went on the outline ways that unbalanced free trade has harmed the United States of America. The entire article may be accessed at: Press Here




Courtesy: Quotes from Secretary Ross accessed at U.S. Department of Commerce