ADA and DTA Call for 90-Day Suspension of Tariffs

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The ADA and Dental Trade Alliance (DTA) have written a joint letter to Congressional leadership asking for a 90-day suspension of all tariffs on products relevant to responding to the COVID-19 pandemic.

The letter noted that Representative Richard Neal (D-MA), chair of the House Ways and Means Committee, believes that such a suspension of all tariffs on these products is warranted.

“The current patchwork of tariffs on these products is counterproductive at this critical time and is adding unnecessary cost and confusion for manufacturers, distributors, and consumers,” the ADA and DTA said.

“DTA and the ADA also support the bipartisan call for increasing domestic production of these goods in an effort to help resolve the persistent shortages of supplies, equipment, and medicines the United States needs to successfully combat the pandemic and save lives,” the letter continued.

The letter also said that the ADA and DTA looks forward to working with Congress to protect the health of the nation and offered to provide additional information.

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