“The tariffs (specifically HTS 84379000- Parts for machinery used in the milling industry & 7218- Stainless Steel ) will put our main competitors from Europe and Canada in better cost position to compete with us in the U.S. market since they also buy their material from China but will avoid direct tariffs. The proposed tariffs will definitely hurt us as a small/medium sized business and put us at a competitive disadvantage to all our foreign competition rather than protecting US jobs. It will not just have an impact on us as a business our community as production will be cut affecting 80 local families. As you can see from my comments above the implementation of this tariff increase will do nothing but cause disproportionate economic harm of a potential 50% reduction in income/taxes paid with no positive effects to be seen unless the tariffs are imposed on ALL imports from all foreign countries.”