The Plastics Industry Association (PLASTICS) has been a vocal opponent of proposals to impose tariffs on plastic products, materials and machinery. Instead of leveling the playing field, tariffs can put us at odds with our allies, create market anxieties and take us away from freer trade, which benefits the plastics industry and the global economy as a whole.

PLASTICS continues to fight on behalf of the industry and to promote free trade on Capitol Hill, in the White House, in legislatures across the country and in capitals across the globe. Below you’ll find links to PLASTICS’ prior comments on existing tariff proposals and resources you can use to apply for an exemption from the aluminum and steel tariffs.

PLASTICS is eager to help its members comply with tariff and trade rules, and to connect plastics companies with federal officials who can provide them with additional information and answers to their most important questions about trade and tariff policies. Contact us using the email address below to offer your constructive comments and to ask questions about the impact that tariffs have on your business. PLASTICS can share your experiences and concerns with officials in the Administration and with other policymakers.

Click here to read about late-breaking changes in U.S. tariff policy and to stay on top of what PLASTICS is doing to prevent tariffs from negatively impacting the industry’s growth.

Steel and Aluminum Import Tariffs under Section 232 of the Trade Expansion Act of 1962

    Chinese Import Tariffs under Section 301 of the Trade Act of 1974

    If you have questions or comments, please contact the PLASTICS’ Government Affairs team at