American businesses and consumers are bearing the brunt of the emerging 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 emerging trade war.
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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 an emerging global trade war. Canada, Mexico, the EU, and China have already 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 resurgence.
Imposing tariffs on imported goods will hit 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.
After more than a year of negotiations, with plenty of ups and downs along the way, President Donald Trump, Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, and now former Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto signed the U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA) on November 30.
WASHINGTON, D.C.—The U.S. Chamber of Commerce and the China Center for International Economic Exchanges (CCIEE) today opened the 11th meeting of the U.S.-China CEO and Former Senior Officials’ Dialogue, co-chaired by U.S. Chamber President and CEO Thomas J.
Brilliant: “Setting Aside the Imposition of Tariffs is the Right Course of Action”
I am the operations manager for the largest nail manufacturer in the U.S., Mid Continent Steel & Wire, Inc. Over the past 12 years, our company has fought hard to survive in the face of unfair foreign competition. Not only have we survived, but we’ve thrived, actually doubling our workforce in the past five years.
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There’s been a flurry of news about trade and tariffs lately. Tariffs on a raft of goods have taken effect over the last few months, and American businesses and consumers have started to bear the brunt of the new levies. Meanwhile, after just over a year of negotiations, the Trump administration recently sealed an important deal with Canada and Mexico to revamp NAFTA.