Exclusive — American PPE Manufacturer: Joe Biden's Tariffs on China Come 'Too Little, Too Late'

Exclusive — American PPE Manufacturer: Joe Biden’s Tariffs on China Come ‘Too Little, Too Late’


The Biden administration on Tuesday announced tariffs on Chinese-made personal protective equipment (PPE), but one American PPE manufacturer told Breitbart News that it is too little, too late.

“It’s too little, too late. China has gained a dominant market position in the U.S. while the administration dithered,” Scott Maier, CEO of Blue Star NBR, told Breitbart News.

According to the White House, tariffs on syringes and needles will increase from 0 to 50 percent in 2024, tariffs on other PPE — including certain respirators and face masks — will increase from 0-7.5 to 25 percent in 2024, and tariffs on rubber medical and surgical gloves will increase from 7.5 to 25 percent in 2026.

The White House said in a fact sheet:

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