TGA Opposes New Tariffs on U.S. Imports from China
On March 20, TGA and 16 other trade associations – representing soft goods and fashion industries – urged President Trump to refrain from imposing new tariffs on U.S. travel goods, apparel, and footwear imports from China. The letter comes after TGA joined a March 19 business community letter in opposing any new tariffs. President Trump is considering imposing duties on U.S. imports of travel goods and other consumer goods from China under a U.S. law called Section 301 in retaliation over allegations that China has stolen hundreds of billions of dollars of U.S. intellectual property through forced tech transfer and other means. Make your feelings known. Use this link to send letters to President Trump and Congress to urge them not to impose new tariffs on U.S. travel goods imports from China.
TGA Urges Congressional Action on MTB
On March 9, TGA joined more than 200 other associations and companies in urging Congress to quickly approve the Miscellaneous Tariff Bill (MTB). The MTB would temporarily reduce or eliminate duties on U.S. imports of hundreds of inputs and products, including over a dozen travel goods items.
TGA Urges Sides to Come to Table in East Coast Port Labor Contract Talks
TGA joined more than 100 other federal and state trade associations urging port management and labor to resume talks and conclude a new contract before the current East Coast port labor contract expires September 30, 2018.