ASA working with member companies affected by China tariffs
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The American Sportfishing Association (ASA) is working with member companies affected by the Trump Administration’s imposition of tariffs on products imported from China.
It is asking those businesses affected to contact its Government Affairs Vice President, Scott Gudes (). It says: “Congress is finally pushing back and expressing concern on these tariffs and ASA will work with you to facilitate communications with your senators and representatives.”
The Government has announced that it is increasing the tariff from 10% to 25%. As a result, the United States Trade Representative (USTR) has extended the written comment period to September 5. Comments/appeals can be submitted at this link.
The USTR is also holding a public hearing in Washington on Monday (August 20) to receive oral testimony (maximum five minutes) from representatives of affected companies.
While the majority of the products affected are chemicals and raw materials, many categories apply to finished products and will affect the sport fishing industry. These include cast nets, apparel and accessories like plastic rain gear, fishing baskets and creels and inflatable boats.
The full list of categories proposed for these new tariffs on $200 billion worth of goods can be found here, starting on page 11.