ACC Welcomes Reinstatement of Section 301 Tariff Exclusions
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.”
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