The Vision Council Testifies at China 301 Tariffs Hearing Panel

The Vision Council Testifies at China 301 Tariffs Hearing Panel

06/20/2019

The Vision Council testified this afternoon, Thursday, June 20, at the China 301 Tariffs Hearing Panel in Washington D.C. on behalf of the optical industry. Kenneth Bradley, Chairman of The Vision Council Board of Directors, spoke in opposition of eyewear and eyecare products being included in the possible additional tariff that could reach 25 percent.

During the five minutes allotted to The Vision Council, Bradley argued that eyewear and eyecare products are medical necessities for millions of Americans, and that U.S. consumers will experience economic harm from the proposed tariffs.

The Vision Council's testimony was grouped with other medical device manufacturing organizations who also appeared in front of the hearing panel this afternoon.

The Vision Council will continue to update members on this important topic. For more information on the China 301 duties, visit thevisioncouncil.org. Questions can be directed to Greg Chavez, The Vision Council's executive vice president of operations and membership, at gchavez@thevisioncouncil.org.

Categories: 
Government and Regulatory Affairs
General Updates from The Vision Council
Divisions: 
Sunglass & Reader Division
Lens Division
Lab Division
Lens Processing Technology Division
Low Vision Division
Optical Retail Division
Eyewear & Accessories Division