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.
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.
For more than 70 years, Cass Precision Machining in Brooklyn Center, MN, has been churning out machine parts and other metal products for customers around the world in industries ranging from aerospace to automobiles to agriculture. Now, with steel prices up 50%, Jim Gavin, the company’s president, worries about the future of his 134 employees.
For five generations, the Umberger family has operated Laurel Springs Farm located just outside of Marion, VA.
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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 three waves: