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Photo Courtesy of DCL (Fabricator), Design by Poulin+Morris
Photo Courtesy of DCL (Fabricator), Design by Poulin+Morris

25% Tariff on Chinese Goods

Posted: 07/18/2018

The Trump administration recently placed a 25% tariff on many Chinese goods coming into the United States, including on some components that the sign, graphics and visual communications industry uses for printing purposes. This is a different tariff than Section 232, which placed a 10% tariff on steel and 25% tariff on aluminum in March 2018.

The impact of these Section 301 tariffs may be disruptive to our industry's supply chain, as domestic supply currently has limited capacity and may have difficulty keeping up with demand. This includes much of the scrim vinyl banner material used by sign shops is imported from China.

Businesses affected by these tariffs may provide input by submitting comments with respect to the proposed list of products in Annex C by July 23, 2018.

For more information, please contact David Hickey, ISA's Vice President of Advocacy, at [email protected].