CPA Statement: CPA Urges President to Veto Miscellaneous Tariff Bill

September 05, 2018

Washington. The Coalition for a Prosperous America (CPA) is urging President Trump to consider vetoing the Miscellaneous Tariff Bill, which would would unilaterally eliminate tariffs on a variety of imported foods and goods that have been offshored and are no longer produced in the US. 

"President Trump should consider vetoing the 'Never Make it Here Again Act,'" said Michael Stumo, CEO of the CPA. "It is a holdover from a failed trade approach where we unilaterally dropped our trade barriers."

"At precisely the moment when President Trump is tackling foreign trade cheating and trying to create leverage, Congress is again inviting importers to take over US markets," said CPA Chairman Dan DiMicco. "This bill fails to consider that many of the products included could be manufactured in the US.”

The Miscellaneous Tariff Bill conflicts with existing governmental efforts. Congress has previously passed the National Manufacturing Strategy Act to help reshore domestic production and rebuild supply chains. The president is also working hard to shake up global supply chains and encourage more domestic production. While the International Trade Commission certifies that the products in the Miscellaneous Tariff Bill are not currently made in America, there is no determination of whether the same goods could be reasonably produced domestically in the future. The bill serves as a barrier to re-establishing future production.

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