Podcast: President Joe Biden Announces Tariffs On China EVs : The NPR Politics Podcast President Biden announced new tariffs on electric vehicles, semiconductors and other products to punish China for what he describes as unfair trade practices. It is expected to keep inexpensive Chinese-made vehicles out of the American market, limiting consumer access to cheap electric cars while bolstering the domestic auto and manufacturing industries.

This episode: political correspondent Susan Davis, White House correspondent Asma Khalid, and cars and energy correspondent Camila Domonoske.

This podcast was produced by Jeongyoon Han, Casey Morell and Kelli Wessinger. Our editor is Eric McDaniel. Our executive producer is Muthoni Muturi.

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American Jobs, Climate Change And China Collide As Biden Unveils New Tariffs

American Jobs, Climate Change And China Collide As Biden Unveils New Tariffs

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President Joe Biden drives a Cadillac Lyriq through the showroom during a tour at the Detroit Auto Show, Sept. 14, 2022, in Detroit. Evan Vucci/AP hide caption

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President Joe Biden drives a Cadillac Lyriq through the showroom during a tour at the Detroit Auto Show, Sept. 14, 2022, in Detroit.

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President Biden announced new tariffs on electric vehicles, semiconductors and other products to punish China for what he describes as unfair trade practices. It is expected to keep inexpensive Chinese-made vehicles out of the American market, limiting consumer access to cheap electric cars while bolstering the domestic auto and manufacturing industries.


This podcast was produced by Jeongyoon Han, Casey Morell and Kelli Wessinger. Our editor is Eric McDaniel. Our executive producer is Muthoni Muturi.

Listen to every episode of the NPR Politics Podcast sponsor-free, unlock access to bonus episodes with more from the NPR Politics team, and support public media when you sign up for The NPR Politics Podcast+ at plus.npr.org/politics.