Businesses Encouraged to Weigh in on Impact of Tariffs

From PA Chamber of Business & Industry

Has President Trump’s decision to raise tariffs on goods from certain countries had an impact on your business, or do you foresee a future impact?   If so, we want to hear from you.

Per our international trade and exporting policy, our organization has traditionally advocated in support of public policy and initiatives that promote free and fair trade, open investment, and regulatory cooperation. Late last month, we signed on to a U.S. Chamber-led letter in support of legislation that would require the President to submit to Congress any proposal that seeks to raise tariffs under the auspices of defending national security. The letter raised concerns that unrestricted use of the laws regarding the levying of tariffs – as has been done with the recent steel and aluminum tariffs – could result in retaliatory tariffs from America’s largest trading partners and allies, which would have serious negative economic impacts on the United States.

Comments can be directed to PA Chamber Government Affairs Director Alex Halper via email or call 717 720-5471.