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Tracy Heinzman Explains How Tariffs on Chemicals from China Could Impact U.S. Consumers

Bloomberg Law: Environment & Energy Report
July 16, 2018

Tracy Heinzman, chair of Wiley Rein’s Consumer Product Regulation Practice and co-chair of the firm’s Environment & Safety Practice, was quoted by Bloomberg Law: Environment & Energy Report in a July 12 article regarding newly proposed tariffs on Chinese chemicals and the impact these duties could have on U.S. consumers. The Trump Administration’s latest call to impose 10% tariffs on more than 6,000 products from China could impact hundreds of imported chemicals, raising the cost of pesticides, disinfectants, and other common household products in the United States, according to the article.

“This is the first time where there is a significant, very large listing of pesticides and chemicals used in consumer products,” Ms. Heinzman – who represents large chemical companies on a variety of complex regulatory, compliance, and policy matters – said of the proposed tariffs.

In an alert to clients, she said companies that import chemical and related products from China should “carefully review the full list of products against their import classifications to evaluate their potential exposure to the proposed tariffs.”

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