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.

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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 ReleaseAug 13, 2019 - 11:30am

U.S. Chamber Statement on Administration’s Announcement to Delay Additional Chinese Tariffs

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Neil Bradley, Executive Vice President and Chief Policy Officer, U.S. Chamber of Commerce issued the following statement today in response to the administration's announcement to delay its proposed ten percent tariff on imports from China.

Above the FoldAug 09, 2019 - 4:30pm
China and U.S. flags superimposed on shipping containers.

Quick Take: Your Primer on Trump’s China Tariffs

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Following an investigation into China’s forced technology transfer and intellectual property practices, the Trump administration has imposed a total of approximately $250 billion in tariffs on imported Chinese products. In turn, China has retaliated with a total of $110 billion in tariffs against American-made products.

The tariffs came in waves:

Press ReleaseJun 08, 2019 - 12:45pm

U.S. Chamber Statement on Suspension of Tariffs on Mexico

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Thomas J. Donohue, CEO, U.S. Chamber of Commerce, issued the following statement today regarding the recent announcement of a U.S.-Mexico deal to address migration at the southern border: