NMA Statement on Tariff Increases on an Array of Chinese Imports

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The National Mining Association (NMA) today issued the following comments from Rich Nolan, NMA president and CEO, on today’s announcement from the Biden administration concerning tariff increases on an array of Chinese imports:

“From minerals to batteries, China already has a decades long global start, and its dominance of the world’s supply chains shows it. It’s encouraging to see the Biden administration take bold action to counter the forceful hold China has on these markets, but this action must be coupled with support for, and approval of, U.S. mining projects. We need more domestic sources that can responsibly feed our manufacturing supply chains. Without them, we’re simply shifting our import reliance from China to adversarial foreign sources, action that may derisk our supply chains, but doesn’t truly strengthen them.”

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