HIDA Government Affairs Alert

July 10, 2019

ACTION REQUESTED: Ask Your Senators to Protect Gloves and Gowns from Tariffs

Senator Portman (R-OH) has drafted a Congressional letter asking Ambassador Lighthizer to remove from the proposed supplemental trade action (i.e. the 4th tariff list), any good that was previously removed from the supplemental $200 billion trade action (i.e. the 3rd tariff list) before that action went into effect. Doing so would ensure the removal of gloves, gowns and other critical medical equipment from the fourth list of proposed Section 301 Tariffs.

HIDA Government Affairs has drafted an email you can send to your Senators asking them to sign onto this important Congressional letter. Please take a moment to contact your Senators and let them know you oppose the consideration of previously removed commodities as part of the fourth list of tariffs, and urge your Senator to sign onto the Portman letter to Ambassador Lighthizer.

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Please feel free to reach out to HIDA Government Affairs with any questions or concerns at HIDAGovAffairs@HIDA.org or at 703-549-4432.