Electronics makers caught in the trade war

Nov 15, 2018
For one electronics maker, over half of their components come from China. They're on the tariff list.
Close of the motherboard of a digital decoder at the Technicolor plant on October 24, 2012 in Angers. The Commercial Court of Nanterre ordered last week the liquidation of the plant, the last production unit of the French group in Europe, specializing in the manufacture of digital decoders. 
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U.S. crude oil exports to China drop to nearly zero amid trade war

Oct 15, 2018
In the first half of 2018, China was the biggest buyer of U.S. crude oil. In August and September, they barely bought any. Energy reporter Rebecca Elliott wrote about the sudden drop-off in the Wall Street Journal, and we talked to her about why this happened amid the ongoing trade war.  Click the audio player above […]

U.S. crude oil exports to China drop to nearly zero amid trade war

Oct 15, 2018
In the first half of 2018, China was the biggest buyer of U.S. crude oil. In August and September, they barely bought any. Energy reporter Rebecca Elliott wrote about the sudden drop-off in the Wall Street Journal, and we talked to her about why this happened amid the ongoing trade war.  Click the audio player above […]

This handbag company is grappling with a new tariff reality

Oct 8, 2018
"We are confident we'll be able to weather it, but it definitely has us making some tough decisions," said Deepa Gandhi, co-founder and COO of Dagne Dover, a handbag and accessories company.
Dagne Dover Co-Founders, Jessy Dover, Deepa Gandhi (center) and Melissa Mash at their New York headquarters.
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Exemptions for steel tariffs are still in limbo

Oct 2, 2018
We check in with a stainless steel producer who is still trying to get reimbursed for tariffs he believes he wrongfully paid.
Steel is loaded onto a truck for shipping at the NLMK Indiana steel mill in March in Portage, Indiana.
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Customs brokers work with U.S. ports to help importers get their shipments.
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One leather goods maker on tariffs: "It's not a war, it's just business"

Sep 21, 2018
Michael Korchmar, who runs the Leather Specialty Co. in Florida, supports duties on Chinese imports.
A product from Korchmar, the company whose owner testified in support of tariffs on Chinese leather imports.
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China raises tariffs on $60 billion of U.S. goods in technology fight

Sep 18, 2018
The announcement followed a warning by an American business group that a "downward spiral" in their conflict appeared certain following Trump's penalties on $200 billion of Chinese goods.
Chinese and US flags are seen on a Harley-Davidson motorcycle in the maintenance room of a dealership in Shanghai on August 24, 2018. - From Harley-Davidson motorcycles and US bourbon to Chinese parts and machinery, the world's two largest economies have exchanged punitive tariffs that slice through a wide swath of products.
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Trump imposes tariffs on $200 billion more of Chinese goods

Sep 17, 2018
The tariffs will start at 10 percent and rise to 25 percent starting Jan. 1.
President Donald Trump speaks in July at U.S. Steel's Granite City Works plant in Granite City, Illinois. U.S. Steel credits Trump's plan to impose tariffs on imported steel with enabling it to restart idled furnaces.
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The next round of tariffs will hit the U.S. fashion industry

Sep 17, 2018
"There aren't a lot of places that can replace China," says Julia Hughes, president of the U.S. Fashion Industry Association.
A patternmaker works on a garment in New York City in 2014.
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