Business and Ag Groups Urge Rollback of Section 232, 301 Tariffs


The National Foreign Trade Council this week re-launched the Tariff Reform Coalition. The coalition is a broad alliance of business and agriculture groups substantially harmed by the import tariffs imposed by the previous Administration.

The group urges the rollback of Section 232 and Section 301 tariffs, saying the tariffs “are causing serious damage to those already struggling.” The coalition says the Biden administration needs to reassess the Section 232 and 301 tariffs, and Congress should hold hearings to see if the tariffs are achieving their objectives.  The coalition says tariffs on imports of steel and aluminum should be removed, and use of other trade laws more consistent with the WTO should be considered to address the issue of overcapacity.

The coalition includes the National Council of Farmer Cooperatives, National Pork Producers Council, Farmers for Free Trade and others in the agriculture sector. The coalition made the requests in an advocacy document directed at the Biden administration and Congress.