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CompTIA Statement on Trump Administration’s List of Tariffs on $200 Billion of Imports

WASHINGTON, D.C. (July 11, 2018) — CompTIA, the world’s leading technology association, released the following statement from CompTIA’s executive vice president for public advocacy Elizabeth Hyman in reaction to the United State Trade Representative’s list of Chinese products that will be susceptible to a 10 percent tariff.


“Very few Americans will be unaffected by the round of 10 percent tariffs announced by the Office of the United State Trade Representative (USTR) yesterday. Despite the USTR’s commitment to ‘not include goods commonly purchased by American consumers,’ the proposed tariffs will increase the price of products used every day in our homes and offices, including: Bluetooth speakers, home security systems, smart watches, phone accessories, screen monitors, and other technology products.


"Many of these products are developed in the United States by innovative U.S. companies, and are being used in innovative ways by U.S. consumers to enhance their security, productivity and health. Our federal government should stop hurting U.S. consumers and U.S. companies and instead focus on solutions that will improve market access for American exporters and prevent China from stealing intellectual property. Tariffs do none of the above.”




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