Over the last year, the administration has levied tariffs on a diverse set of goods imported from China including on bakery ovens, manufacturing equipment, and food ingredients. While progress is being made in negotiations between the two countries, industries are unable to apply for exclusions from the tariffs despite China being a sole exporter of many goods.
Many baked good inputs are manufactured in China solely, including the key fortifying ingredient folic acid. Should it be named in a future tariff by the administration, bakeries may be on the hook for increased costs on a major ingredient that is mandated by federal law.
Legislation has been introduced that will require the administration to create a clear process for exclusion requests for all current and future Chinese tariffs. Tell your senator and member of congress to support the Import Tax Relief Act!