China-US Trade War: American Retailers Claim Tariffs on Chinese Goods Hurt Business During Pandemic



Sarah Zheng | South China Morning Post

United States retailer associations have argued that US tariffs on Chinese products are hurting business, in the latest call on President Joe Biden’s administration by domestic business groups to resume trade talks with China

Seven trade groups – including the National Retail Federation (NRF), the American Apparel and Footwear Association (AAFA), the Consumer Technology Association and the Toy Association – filed a brief to the US Court of International Trade on Monday to support businesses and workers negatively affected by the series of escalating US tariffs imposed on most Chinese goods.

The billions of dollars in duties were enacted by the US Trade Representative (USTR) after a Section 301 investigation in 2018 found China had engaged in unfair trade practices such as intellectual property theft, prompting a trade war with Chinese retaliatory tariffs on US imports.

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