Hearing on Investigation into Vietnam's Timber Practices
We urge the Administration to leverage the Lacey Act, coupled with bilateral negotiations as appropriate, to address concerns with Vietnam’s timber practices stemming from this investigation. We further urge USTR to carefully consider the negative impact of imposing tariffs against an important American trading partner and ally in a crucial region for U.S. supply chains and national security interests. Additionally, given the ongoing pandemic and ailing economy, we ask USTR to weigh the potential loss of American jobs and decreased affordability of everyday products that would result if tariffs are implemented on imports from Vietnam. Finally, we urge USTR to ensure a fair, thorough, and transparent process that carefully considers this novel issue and implications of any potential actions.