U.S. flag

An official website of the United States government

Dot gov

Official websites use .gov
A .gov website belongs to an official government organization in the United States.


Secure .gov websites use HTTPS
A lock () or https:// means you’ve safely connected to the .gov website. Share sensitive information only on official, secure websites.


  1. Home
  2. News
  3. Press Releases

Was this page helpful?

U.S. Secretary of Commerce Gina Raimondo Statement on President Biden’s Action to Protect American Workers and Businesses from China’s Unfair Trade Practices 


Today, U.S. Secretary of Commerce Gina Raimondo issued the following statement on President Biden’s decision to direct the United States Trade Representative to increase tariffs under Section 301 of the Trade Act of 1974 on $18 billion of imports from China to protect American workers and businesses.  

“President Biden is taking decisive action to ensure unfair trade practices do not threaten our competitiveness and economic security, while also strengthening American manufacturing. This is a strategic approach to trade policy that will help protect key U.S. industries, like the clean energy and semiconductor sectors,” said U.S. Secretary of Commerce Gina Raimondo. “We know the PRC’s playbook – we’ve seen their non-market actions on solar and steel – and cannot allow China to undermine U.S. supply chains by flooding the market with artificially cheap products that hurt American businesses and workers.”