Analysis of Section 301 Tariff Impacts on Imports of Consumer Technology Products
Over the past four years, the United States has waged a trade war with China. In 2018, the Trump administration imposed Section 301 tariffs in response to China’s unfair trade practices, which include forced technology transfer and intellectual property theft. They were also intended to compel U.S. companies to move supply chains out of China. These tariffs are taxes paid by American businesses and consumers.
Americans deserve to know whether the Section 301 tariffs were effective, as well as how they affected our economy more broadly. With that goal in mind, the Consumer Technology Association (CTA) commissioned Trade Partnership Worldwide LLC to develop this report on the impact of the tariffs on the U.S. and global consumer technology industry.