August 2, 2019


TechNet Urges President Trump to Reconsider New Tariffs on China

Washington, D.C. — TechNet President and CEO Linda Moore issued the following statement in response to President Trump's announcement that he would impose new tariffs on China beginning September 1:

"Every escalation of tariffs hurts American consumers and businesses of all sizes, and further complicates progress towards a breakthrough in negotiations with China.  We agree that China must be held accountable for its unfair trade practices, but tariffs are not the solution.  They are a tax on American consumers and businesses, they disrupt supply chains, and they impede innovation.  We strongly urge President Trump to reconsider these new tariffs."

Click here to read TechNet's previous comments for the U.S. Trade Representative’s Section 301 Investigation of China's Acts, Policies, and Practices Related to Technology Transfer, Intellectual Property, and Innovation, including comments on list four.

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