WASHINGTON — The Coalition for a Prosperous America (CPA) today applauded the Office of the United States Trade Representative (USTR) for formally initiating the process to continue the Section 301 China tariffs that were imposed to combat massive intellectual property theft by China that is directly harming American workers and U.S. manufacturers. As part of the process, USTR received formal requests from domestic producers and workers that have benefited from the Section 301 tariffs, including CPA members across many sectors of the U.S. economy.
“Today is a critical step forward to keeping the Section 301 China tariffs in place that are protecting U.S. manufacturers and American workers from China’s predatory economic warfare,” said Michael Stumo, CEO of CPA. “Ambassador Tai has been a relentless champion for our domestic producers and workers despite an ongoing campaign by multinational corporations and Beijing who want the Biden administration to gut the China tariffs. Removing the tariffs would be a unilateral give-away to the authoritarian Chinese regime. It would also reward the CCP’s continued IP theft as well as its blatant non-compliance with provisions of the Phase One Agreement. As USTR continues its review process, CPA strongly urges the Biden administration to keep the Section 301 China tariffs in place.”
According to a recent poll by Morning Consult, 73% of voters support the U.S. government using trade remedies on China to protect U.S. industries and American workers. Additionally, 71% of voters supporting the U.S. government continuing to impose Section 301 tariffs on China.