Section 301 Tariffs

September 17, 2018

Section 301 of the Trade Act of 1974, as amended, gives the President the authority to take actions, including tariffs, against foreign trade practices violate trade agreements or are otherwise unfair, unreasonable, or discriminatory.

China engages in discriminatory trade practices, including forced technology transfers and inadequate intellectual property protections, but unilateral tariffs are not the right approach.

Unilaterally imposing tariffs through Section 301 of the Trade Act of 1974 are putting U.S. businesses, farmers, communities and families at risk, including from foreign retaliatory actions.

To learn more about Business Roundtable’s recommendations for Chinese reforms to address trade and investment barriers, click here.