CONGRESSMAN BISHOP SENDS LETTER TO U.S. TRADE REPRESENTATIVE URGING ACTION ON RECENT CHINESE AGRICULTURAL TARIFFS

WASHINGTON, D.C. –  Congressman Sanford D. Bishop, Jr. (GA-02), Ranking Member of the U.S. House Appropriations Subcommittee on Agriculture, has authored a letter to U.S. Trade Representative Robert E. Lighthizer urging him to take action to address China’s recently announced agricultural tariffs.

In the letter, Congressman Bishop noted recent successes that have helped expand agricultural exports into China that are now in jeopardy due to China’s recently announced agricultural tariffs on more than 200 U.S. products, including pecans, cotton, and soybeans.

Congressman Bishop specifically urged the U.S. Trade Representative to assess the wide-ranging impacts these tariffs will have on America and to work with the administration and China to lower China’s import tariffs in order to bring back stability to our producers and local economies.