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ACC Welcomes Reinstatement of Section 301 Tariff Exclusions

Andrew Fasoli

WASHINGTON (March 28, 2022) — The American Chemistry Council (ACC) issued the following statement in response to an announcement by the Office of the United States Trade Representative (USTR) that it will reinstate certain exclusions on chemicals and plastics products from Section 301 tariffs:

“We welcome USTR’s decision to continue to ease the tariff burden on dozens of chemicals and plastics products that would otherwise be subject to a 25 percent duty. The products, which include organic and inorganic chemicals, as well as polyethylene film and other plastic products, are used in a wide range of applications across U.S. manufacturing and the broader economy. 

“We hope that exclusions on more eligible products are granted and for a transparent review of all the Section 301 tariffs on products from China, including a comprehensive economic assessment of the tariffs’ impact on the U.S. chemicals industry, its workers, and our customers.”

American Chemistry Council

The American Chemistry Council (ACC) represents the leading companies engaged in the multibillion-dollar business of chemistry. ACC members apply the science of chemistry to make innovative products, technologies and services that make people's lives better, healthier and safer. ACC is committed to improved environmental, health, safety and security performance through Responsible Care®; common sense advocacy addressing major public policy issues; and health and environmental research and product testing. ACC members and chemistry companies are among the largest investors in research and development, and are advancing products, processes and technologies to address climate change, enhance air and water quality, and progress toward a more sustainable, circular economy.

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