Trade Works. Tariffs Don't.

Tariffs threaten to derail our nation’s recent economic resurgence.

American businesses and consumers are bearing the brunt of the global trade war.

By now, it’s plain to see that tariffs are inflicting harm on the American economy and will continue to do so unless the administration changes course.

The U.S. needs free and fair trade, but imposing tariffs to get there is the wrong approach.

Use the map below to learn about the states and businesses being harmed by the ongoing trade war.

Tariff Map

What's happened?

Why does this matter?

jobs are supported by global trade. Hear from the farmers, manufactures, tech companies, and others that are already feeling the impact.

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Tariffs on steel, aluminum, and Chinese imports, as well as the potential for additional tariffs on autos and auto parts, have pushed us into a global trade war. China and the EU have retaliated—or announced plans to retaliate—with billions of dollars in tariffs on American-made products.

Millions of U.S. jobs depend on America’s ability to trade with other countries. Half of all U.S. manufacturing jobs depend on exports, and one in three acres of American farmland is planted for international sales. But recent and proposed trade actions by the Trump administration threaten as many as 2.6 million American jobs and will stymie our economic progress. 

Tariffs on imported goods are hitting American consumers and businesses—including manufacturers, farmers, ranchers, and technology companies—with higher costs on commonly used products and materials.

Simply put, tariffs are a tax on American consumers and businesses. Tariffs are the wrong approach to address unfair trade practices.

Recent Activity

Press ReleaseJan 15, 2020 - 12:00pm

U.S. Chamber of Commerce Welcomes Signing of Phase 1 Trade Agreement Between the U.S. and China

Today, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce welcomed the signing of a Phase 1 trade deal between the U.S. and Chinese governments.

Letters to CongressJan 15, 2020 - 10:15am

U.S. Chamber Key Vote Letter on the USMCA Implementation Act

This Key Vote Alert! letter was sent to the United States Senate, supporting the "United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA) Implementation Act."

Letters to CongressDec 18, 2019 - 2:15pm

U.S. Chamber Key Vote Letter on H.R. 5430, the USMCA Implementation Act

This Key Vote Alert! letter was sent to the U.S. House of Representatives, supporting H.R. 5430, the "United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA) Implementation Act."

Above the FoldNov 01, 2019 - 11:15am
VOT Teresa Hack

Voices on Tariffs: “Irreparable harm to our small business”

Teresa Hack, president and COO of Ohio-based Channel Products, explains the effects the trade war with China has on manufacturers.

Above the FoldOct 04, 2019 - 3:00pm
World Trade Organization flag flying in Switzerland.

Finding a Landing Zone: The WTO, the EU, and Aircraft Subsidies

United States authorized to impose “countermeasures" on about $7.5 billion of imports from the European Union.