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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’s mission is to advocate for the people, policy, and products of chemistry that make the United States the global leader in innovation and manufacturing. To achieve this, we: Champion science-based policy solutions across all levels of government; Drive continuous performance improvement to protect employees and communities through Responsible Care®; Foster the development of sustainability practices throughout ACC member companies; and Communicate authentically with communities about challenges and solutions for a safer, healthier and more sustainable way of life. Our vision is a world made better by chemistry, where people live happier, healthier, and more prosperous lives, safely and sustainably—for generations to come.

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