June 15, 2018 / 6:47 PM / 5 months ago

FedEx calls U.S. tariffs on Chinese goods 'counterproductive'

A FedEx Express Boeing 737-45D (BDSF) OO-TNN aircraft is seen at the Chopin International Airport in Warsaw, Poland January 8, 2018. Picture taken on January 8, 2018. REUTERS/Kacper Pempel

(Reuters) - Global delivery company FedEx Corp said on Friday that U.S. tariffs on Chinese goods will raise prices for American businesses and consumers and are “counterproductive to U.S. economic interests.”

“FedEx supports lowering trade barriers for our customers,” the company said in a statement.

Reporting by Eric M. Johnson in Seattle; Editing by Leslie Adler

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