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ISRI’s Section 301 Tariff Exclusion Request for Wear Parts Denied

We learned late last week that the U.S. Government denied our request for auto shredder wear parts to be excluded from the Administration’s Section 301 tariffs against China.

In the official letter, the Administration claims that we “failed to show that this particular product is available only from China.” Our interpretation is that the Administration may only support these requests if 100% of a product is sourced from China. Our member survey revealed that 85% of wear parts come from China.

We are disappointed by this outcome and will continue to press the Administration to resume talks with China to resolve trade differences. We know that some wear parts importers have filed their own requests, and we are aware that a couple were also denied. If any company is successful in their bid, it is our understanding that the entire industry will benefit. But we do not believe that anyone sources all parts from China.

If you have any questions, please contact Adina Renee Adler.
 

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