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Tariff Advocacy

Get the latest on tariffs affecting our industry with updates from the Association for Print Technologies Tariff Portal.

Association for Print Technologies - Tariff Advocacy

    • September 06 2018: APTech joins over 150 other organizations in opposing the imposition of an additional $200 billion in Section 301 tariffs on imports from China, including printing technologies, at either 10% or 25%.
    • August 07 2018: Read APTech's statement to the House Ways & Means Trade Subcommittee Hearing on the 232 tariff product exclusion process.
    • July 26 2018: Read APTech's letter to the U.S. Commerce Department raising concerns on the 232 tariff exclusion process.
    • July 23 2018: APTech joins broad coalition opposing Section 301 tariff action on imported Chinese goods.
    • June 6 2018: Association for Print Technologies - Letter to the President

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  • Latest News
    • September 30 2018: The US announced the US-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA), but 232 steel and aluminum tariffs on CA and MX remain in effect.
    • August 29 2018: The U.S. ITC announces decision that uncoated groundwood paper from Canada does not injure U.S. industry, associated duties will not be issued.
    • August 27 2018: The U.S. and Mexico announced preliminary agreement on a revised trade deal, but a steel/aluminum tariff exemption remains unresolved.
    • August 10 2018: President Trump proposes an increase in Section 232 tariffs on Aluminum (to 20%) and Steel (to 50%) from Turkey.
    • August 7 2018: USTR finalizes second tranche of tariffs, covering $16 Billion of Chinese goods, with additional duty collections beginning on 8/23/18.
    • August 2 2018: Senators introduce bipartisan legislation requiring Dept. of Defense justification and increased congressional oversight of new 232 tariffs.
    • August 2 2018: U.S. Trade Representative considering administration request to increase proposed "List 3" 301 tariffs on China from 10% to 25%.
    • August 2 2018: Statement by Canada on U.S. Dept. of Commerce duties determination.
    • August 2 2018: U.S. Dept. of Commerce finds dumping and subsidization of imports of uncoated groundwood paper from Canada.
    • July 29 2018: "Kudlow Defends Tariffs on China, Wants to Avoid EU Duties". [Politico]
    • July 29 2018: "Trump's Top Economic Advisor Doubles Down on Tariffs". [CNN]





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