Last year, the House Ways and Means Committee introduced new
Miscellaneous Tariff Bill (MTB) legislation, H.R. 2708; unfortunately,
neither the House nor the Senate moved forward with any MTB legislation.
It has been more than 400 days that manufacturers have been operating
without an MTB.
We need manufacturers to contact their House and Senate members and tell them to move the MTB immediately!
to act on the MTB has resulted in a whopping $748 million tax on
manufacturing in the United States, and economic losses amounting to
$1.857 billion over the next three years. Manufacturers across the
United States are already paying these costs!
What You Can Do Today:
1. Scroll down to easily send an email to your member of Congress, encouraging them to support passage of the MTB.
2. Call your lawmaker's office: Call the Capitol Switchboard at (202) 225-3121.
3. Is your manufacturing company facing this higher tax if the Miscellaneous Tariff Bill isn’t passed quickly? If yes, please forward this alert to your company employees and ask them to contact their member of Congress.
We need your team members to join us in this effort!
4. Do you have a strong working relationship with your member(s) of Congress? Click here to let us know!
The Miscellaneous Tariff Bill supports and grows manufacturing jobs in
the United States by cutting costs and improving competitiveness. This
is particularly critical given the major challenges that manufacturers
across the United States are facing in an increasingly challenging
Manufacturers of all sizes use the MTB to obtain raw materials, inputs
and other products that are not available domestically. Without the
now-expired MTB, manufacturing production costs are significantly
higher, damaging our nation’s manufacturing competitiveness and
threatening jobs for American workers.
All 2,100 duty suspension bills introduced last year have been
thoroughly and meticulously vetted by the International Trade Commission
and the Department of Commerce. Regrettably, Congress has not acted on
MTB legislation, and the tax increases have been in place since January
* For more information on the MTB issue, please visit the NAM’s policy site.
* Click here for the industry support letter to Congressional leadership.
* Click here for the CEO letter to Congressional leadership urging their prompt action on the MTB.
Unless Congress acts on the expiring and new MTB provisions, costs
will continue going up for manufacturers and jobs will be negatively
impacted. Your members of Congress need to hear from you!