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 ReleaseSep 15, 2020 - 1:45pm

U.S. Chamber Welcomes Decision to Drop Tariffs on Canadian Aluminum

The Chamber welcomes the news that the U.S. will drop the damaging tariffs it recently re-imposed on aluminum from Canada

Press ReleaseAug 06, 2020 - 4:30pm

U.S. Chamber Statement on White House Trade Actions

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Chamber of Commerce Executive Vice President and Head of International Affairs Myron Brilliant issued the following statement today in response to trade actions by the White House relating to tariffs on imports of Canadian aluminum and an executive order on medical supplies:

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."