Senators Scott, Portman, Isakson Urge USTR to Tailor China Tariffs to Help American Manufacturing

Staff Report From Georgia CEO

Friday, August 2nd, 2019

U.S. Senators Tim Scott (R-SC), Rob Portman (R-OH), and Johnny Isakson (R-GA) sent a letter to U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer urging him to remove proposed tariffs on 96 products because of the harmful impact it will have on U.S. importers, manufacturing, and the economy.  These same tariffs were removed from the list during the last supplemental trade action proposed by the administration.

“Last year during the deliberations over whether to impose $200 billion in additional tariffs on China (List 3), you removed from the list certain tariffs on 96 products because of those tariff’s harmful economic impact on these importers and our economy,” the senators wrote.  “Yet during the consideration of the proposed supplemental $300 billion trade action (List 4), these products were again included on the list of proposed tariffs. We ask that you consider removing from the proposed supplemental trade action any good that was previously removed from the supplemental $200 billion trade action (List 3) before that action went into effect.”