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JPMA Calls for End to All Tariffs on Products Used for the Care and Protection of Infants

Monday, December 16, 2019   (0 Comments)

JPMA Calls for End to All Tariffs on Products Used for the Care and Protection of Infants; Phase One Trade Deal with China Progress, but Burdensome 25% Tariff Stands

 

Mount Laurel, NJ, Dec. 13, 2019 – The Juvenile Products Manufacturers Association (JPMA) is once again calling for all tariffs on products used for the care and protection of infants to be cancelled. JPMA is encouraged by the official announcement from The White House and President Donald J. Trump that a Phase One Trade Deal has been reached with China. This will result in the cancellation of Tranch 4B Tariffs, which were set to go into effect on Sun., Dec. 15, 2019.

 

While the cancellation of 4B Tariffs is progress, a 25% tariff on many products used to care for infants and young children remains in place. JPMA calls for further action by the Administration ending all tariffs on products critical to the safety of our nation’s children.  

 

“JPMA is grateful to all our members who have diligently worked to bring awareness to the burden Tranch 4B Tariffs had the potential to place on U.S. families, and that current tariffs are having on parents and caregivers,” said Kelly Mariotti, executive director of JPMA. “Every baby in our nation deserves to be safe, and families should have access to these products at the lowest possible cost. We will continue our efforts as part of Americans for Free Trade until families no longer face the financial challenges created by these tariffs.”

 

The burdensome tariffs that remain in place function as taxes on American consumers and manufacturers, making critical baby safety products less affordable and accessible. Since last year, JPMA has called on the USTR to end all tariffs on products used for the care and protection of our most vulnerable citizens, yet high tariffs remain on critical items such as baby cribs and safety gates.

 

About JPMA
The Juvenile Products Manufacturers Association (JPMA) is the voice of the industry on quality and safety for baby and children's products in North America. We do this by:

  • Advocating for safety through product certification programs and legislative and regulatory involvement;
  • Supporting a broad and diverse membership through member-only programming and industry promotion;
  • And by acting as a comprehensive source for baby product information and education.
  • JPMA members represent 95 percent of the prenatal to preschool products sold in North America.

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