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U.S. Textile Industry Calls for Tariffs on Imported Textiles and Apparel End Products

March 18, 2018

U.S. Textile Industry Calls for Tariffs on Imported Textiles and Apparel End Products

The U.S. textile industry has asked the Trump administration to place tariffs on certain textile and apparel products made by China that may infringe on U.S. companies’ intellectual-property rights.

At a May 17 hearing at the U.S. Trade Representative’s offices in Washington, D.C., Auggie Tantillo, president and chief executive of the National Council of Textile Organizations, said the U.S. textile industry “strongly supports the Trump administration’s case to sanction China’s rampant intellectual-property–rights theft.”

Hearings took place over three days to get feedback on President Trump’s plan to levy $50 billion in tariffs on China for unfair trade practices under Section 301 of the 1974 Trade Act.

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