Link copied to clipboard. Democrat Joe Biden would immediately consult with America's main allies before deciding on the future of US tariffs on China, seeking "collective leverage" to strengthen his hand against Beijing if he is elected president, Biden top advisers said on Wednesday. In an interview with Reuters, the two Biden aides said the starting point would be to not repeat the mistakes of Trump when he slapped tariffs on European and Canadian goods as part of his "America First" agenda, antagonizing key US partners. The advisers declined to say whether the Biden, if elected, would be inclined toward lifting the massive tariffs on China that Trump has imposed. The bitter trade dispute is just one of the main sources of tensions between Washington and Beijing, whose relations have sunk to the lowest point in decades over a range of issues, including the coronavirus, Hong Kong, intellectual property theft, human rights, Taiwan and the South China Sea.