BETHESDA, Md. –
March 20, 2018 – The Auto Care Association joined 44 other trade associations this
week representing a range of major companies in the business community in a letter
written to the White House urging the Trump administration to not impose
tariffs on U.S. imports from China.
While the groups support the administration’s efforts to
address China’s discriminatory trade policies and practices, the Auto Care
Association believes the imposition of tariffs would “trigger a chain reaction
of negative consequences for the U.S. economy, provoking retaliation; stifling
U.S. agriculture, goods, and services exports; and raising costs for businesses
and consumers,” as stated in the letter.
In the letter, the associations outlined how the tariffs
would be harmful to U.S. consumers and business, existing supply chains, and
American jobs. The groups urged the administration to allow industry experts to
weigh in on the economic impact of these policies and to work with the business
community to identify a solution to this problem.
This new joint association letter follows the Auto Care
letter sent to the White House last week urging the administration to
reconsider the steel and aluminum tariffs.
For more information, please contact Angela Chiang, director,
international affairs, Auto Care Association, at firstname.lastname@example.org.