AAFA Urges President Biden to Address the Shipping Crisis
AAFA urges the Biden administration to prioritize resolving this emergency by bringing all stakeholders to the table to develop and implement both short-term and long-term solutions. Presidential leadership and involvement, in a whole-of-government approach, would shine a light on this crisis that has set off a destructive cycle of lengthening delays and spiraling costs. Aggressive enforcement of existing rules and regulations is also critical.
Further, AAFA urges President Biden to take steps to offset these costs by immediately removing the biggest single cost on our industry – tariffs, including by ending the punitive tariffs on China and renewing the Generalized System of Preferences (GSP) program and the Miscellaneous Tariff Bill (MTB).