AMERICAN CONSUMERS & WORKERS JUSTICE COALITION FORMED TO FIGHT AGAINST PROPOSED TARIFFS ON VINYL FLOORING PRODUCTS FROM CHINA

NORWALK, CT, Aug. 6 – The American Consumers & Workers Justice Coalition (ACWJC) has been formed to rally against the proposed additional tariffs on vinyl flooring imports from China, which will have a negative impact on US consumers and many domestic flooring businesses, especially those benefitting from the explosive growth of LVT and Multilayer Flooring.

Already with 34 members and growing daily, the coalition is standing up for the small businesses and consumers who would be effected by the proposed tariffs:

  • Higher consumer prices on LVT/Vinyl Flooring
  • Fewer flooring choices for the American consumer
  • Stifled innovation in product design, performance, safety and sustainability
  • Potential job losses in the sales and supply channel (flooring distributors/ retailers/ installers/contractors)

Said Harlan Stone, one of the founders of ACWJC and president of the Multilayer Flooring Association: “The dynamics of this situation are creating a greater need to respond. Not only is it a question of ‘if’ and ‘when’, but now it is also a question of ‘how much’.

“A 25% tariff would be felt in every corner of the flooring industry; from the regional distributor to independent retail outlets,” Stone continued. “It will negatively impact the installer, home improvement contractors and even truck drivers and warehouse workers. We can’t stand idly by while the American consumer and worker is asked to bear the brunt of this unfair taxation.”

The coalition’s submission to testify before the Office of the United States Trade Representative (USTR) was approved, and Stone will testify on behalf of ACWJC later this month in Washington, D.C.


ABOUT ACWJC

ACWJC was founded by leaders of the Multilayer Flooring Association (MFA) to promote the interests of consumers, workers and the vinyl flooring industry.

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