Washington, DC, Sept. 07, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- On September 6, 2018, Fragrance Creators Association submitted comments in response to The Office of the United States Trade Representative’s (USTR’s) proposed Section 301 tariffs, which would impose an additional ad valorem duty of 10 or 25% on products from China. Our comments make the case for removal of fragrance ingredients, such as natural extracts and other raw materials that are used in perfumery and fragrance mixtures, from the proposed Section 301 tariff list.We are deeply concerned about the severe impact these tariffs would have on our member companies, jobs, and the broader American economy. In addition, the proposed tariffs will disproportionately and negatively impact small- and mid-sized companies as well as U.S. consumers--two specific targets that USTR has stated it seeks to protect. It is clear that the short- and long-term impacts of such fragrance-related tariffs will hurt companies and consumers while failing to advance the Administration’s policy goals. Read the full text of Fragrance Creators' comments. Fragrance Creators urged USTR to exclude fragrance ingredients from the final Section 301 tariff list. See a full list of ingredients. ###Fragrance Creators Association is the principal trade association representing the U.S. fragrance industry. The organization’s member companies create and manufacture fragrances and scents for home care, personal care, home design, fine fragrance, and industrial and institutional products. Fragrance Creators also represents companies that market finished products containing fragrance as well as those that supply fragrance ingredients, including natural extracts and other raw materials that are used in perfumery and fragrance mixtures. Fragrance Creators produces Fragrance Notes, the quarterly publication of record for the fragrance industry, available in print and online at fragrancenotes.org. Learn more about Fragrance Creators at fragrancecreators.org.

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