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From the CEO

CTA and Tariffs Explained

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NOVEMBER/DECEMBER 2019

the internet). Layer this on top of our economic competition focused on developing
technologies including AI, 5G, self-driving
vehicles, robotics, and biotechnology, and
we understand the bipartisan support for a
firmer strategy with China.
In short, the stakes are high for our
country and our children. Thus, we have
been careful in our approach but firm in
our position on tariffs. We also stress that
countries who trade with each other are
less likely to go to war with each other.
We have not chosen to legally challenge
the tariffs although we do not believe the
president has unlimited authority to use
Section 230 of the trade laws to impose
unlimited retaliatory tariffs.
As President Trump runs for re-election,
we are hopeful for a deal with China ending
these tariffs. Our economy is losing steam,
our exporters are losing sales, and our
industry and consumers are bearing the
economic costs of these taxes.

Gary Shapiro,
President and CEO
I T I S I N N O VAT I O N

Brain light/Alamy

The stakes are
high for our
country and
our children.

President Trump's escalating tariffs affecting
almost every product from China have hurt
many CTA members' finances and planning.
We're suffering whiplash from all the tariff
threats, increases and delays sent by tweet.
CTA has long been a free trade
advocate. We oppose tariffs and believe
trade wars cannot be won. We learned this
from the 1930 Smoot-Hawley law, where
Congress raised tariffs and the Great
Depression followed.
We vigorously opposed the tariffs on
our products imposed by President Trump.
We issued press responses, wrote commentaries, placed advocacy ads, coordinated
grassroots support, wrote letters, lobbied,
testified, filed comments, helped interested
members and appeared on national television. Our only solace was that most of our
companies were spared from tariffs until
recently and the largest bulk of our products were put in the final tranche now set
to begin December 15.
While we oppose tariffs and urge other
approaches to China, we also support the
president's effort to deal with the challenges of IP theft and doing business in
China. We are also mindful that China and
the West have different views on freedom
(of religion, speech, voting and accessing



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