U.S. Adds 10% Tariff to Chinese Goods

August 6, 2019

This month, President Trump announced that the United States will impose 10% tariffs on another US$300 billion worth of Chinese goods beginning September 1, according to CNBC.

In response to the tariffs, John Nothdurft, director of government affairs for ISSA, had the following statement:

“ISSA continues to support a comprehensive trade deal with China, but we are disappointed President Trump decided to add additional tariffs. Tariffs are hurting American businesses and consumers by increasing the costs of a multitude of products including those used to keep hospitals, schools, and homes clean and sanitary. The administration needs to stop imposing new tariffs and instead focus on negotiating a comprehensive trade deal that addresses the unfair trade practices, protects intellectual property, and creates a more equitable trade relationship with China.”

Learn more about ISSA’s opinion and actions on the Chinese goods tariffs. ISSA will continue to keep its members updated as the trade talks proceed. For additional information, or questions regarding tariffs, other legal issues, or ISSA's advocacy efforts, please contact ISSA Director of Government Affairs John Nothdurft at


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