Facing pressure on rising prices, America mulls cutting Trump-era China import tariffs

US Treasury chief Janet Yellen is believed to want quick duty cuts so as to relieve inflationary pressures on hard-pressed families. Photograph: Alex Kraus/Bloomberg

Christopher Condon

One of the US Treasury’s top officials highlighted the importance of US tariffs on Chinese goods as a tool to aid American jobs and competitiveness, amid a debate over scaling them back in an effort to quell inflation.