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Voice Your Opposition To Tariffs
Join ISSA in strongly urging the U.S. federal government to remove the tariffs on cleaning related products and materials, ending the trade war, and refrain from imposing new tariffs in the future.

Components of mops and brooms, vacuum cleaners, sanitary paper products, manufacturing equipment, cleaning product formulations, raw materials, and much more that are imported from China are being subjected to a 25% tariff as of May 10. Additionally, U.S. President Donald Trump recently announced he would impose a 5% tariff on Mexican imports in the coming weeks. Let your elected officials know why you support reducing import taxes on cleaning products and materials.
 
These tariffs are not just affecting manufacturers of cleaning products but rather the entire supply chain of the cleaning industry. According to research by the New York Federal Reserve Bank, the combined cost to consumers in the United States from the China tariffs is estimated at US$106 billion per year or $831 per consumer. 

In its previous comments submitted to the U.S. Office of the United States Trade Representative (USTR) in August of 2018, Bill Balek, ISSA general counsel, wrote, “Manufacturers and distributors that sell their products to institutional and commercial customers often are contractually locked into a price and are not able to raise prices to cover tariffs that exceed their margins. Consequently, these companies must look at cost-cutting measures, which usually translates into layoffs and reduced hiring, along with decreased capital investment.”
 
This has been the experience of many ISSA members. One member specifically reported having to lay off 17% of their workforce and experiencing a 12% drop in net profit as a direct result of the tariffs.

Join ISSA in strongly urging your U.S. federal government officials to remove the tariffs on cleaning related products and materials, ending the trade war, and refrain from imposing new tariffs in the future.
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