The Toy Association continues to actively fight against tariffs that could potentially be placed on toy imports from China, advocating the industry’s position to the U.S. Trade Representative (USTR), congress, and the White House. Toys were not named as part of USTR’s most recent list of $200 billion in Chinese imports that could be subject to a 10 percent tariff, but The Toy Association continues to actively oppose any tariffs being placed on toys.

The Toy Association will again submit comments to USTR on behalf of the toy industry opposing the new list of tariffs, which does name toy inputs—including certain textiles and metals—as well as related industry items such as hats, juvenile products, and children’s furniture. Toy Association members are encouraged to review the USTR’s list and to contact Toy Association staff with comments by August 1. Comments to USTR are due by August 17.

In May, Toy Association signed onto a multi-industry coalition letter  that underscored the negative impact that tariffs would have on the U.S. economy. On June 26, it signed onto a coalition letter to support congressional oversight of the administration’s tariff powers.

Toy Association staff also continue to meet with congressional offices urging them to convince the White House and USTR of the damage these tariffs are causing to businesses and employment in the U.S. Toy Association members are advised to contact their local congressman and senators to inform them of the harm tariffs will do to their company. Contact Rebecca Mond, senior director of federal government affairs, for help getting in touch with congressional representatives.