Section 301 Hearing


Our Chief Economist, Jeff Ferry will be testifying with regard to the Office of the US Trade Representative (USTR) hearing to be held on June 21, 2019 on the topic of “Proposed Modification of Action Pursuant to Section 301: China's Acts, Policies, and Practices Related to Technology Transfer, Intellectual Property, and Innovation” (Docket No.USTR-2019-0004) as announced in the Federal Register on May 17, 2019.

Jeff's oral testimony will include discussion of these points: (1) the expected impact of across-the-board tariffs on all US goods imports from China, based on a CPA five-year economic forecast for 2020-2024. (2) the impact of such tariffs on key US economic indicators, including employment, output, and inflation (3) an analysis of the relocation of production as production for the US market leaves China to move to other countries. The Coalition for a Prosperous America’s written testimony, will also be provided at the hearing. 



June 21, 2019 at 9am - 10am