Publish Date: May 11, 2018
AEE submitted comments to the U.S. Trade Representative expressing concerns about including certain advanced energy products in its proposed tariffs on imports from China.
AEE's comments outline the impacts of proposed tariffs on advanced energy products such as smart thermostats, electric vehicles, and wind turbine components.
AEE believes the Administration is taking important steps to combat unfair trade practices by China, but is also concerned that imposing tariffs on these products will hurt the advanced energy industry and consumers, without achieving the administration’s goal of stopping China's anti-competitive practices that harm American businesses and our economic competitiveness.
Rather, the proposed tariffs will work against the administration’s goal of energy dominance by increasing the cost of energy for American households and businesses, decreasing domestic manufacturing of energy-efficient products, including electric vehicles, and discouraging American energy innovation.
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