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Tariffs come for fleece, send Jo-Ann CEO to Washington

Aug 23, 2018
The arts and crafts retailer is enlisting customers on its listserv to petition the taxes on Chinese products.
President Donald Trump pushes in the chair for Jill Soltau, CEO of Jo-Ann Stores, as he arrives to meet with retail industry leaders in the Roosevelt Room of the White House in 2017.
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The fate of fashion in the trade war

Aug 22, 2018
Apparel prices will rise a bit faster if the administration follows through on proposed Chinese tariffs, one expert says.
Proposed tariffs target apparel, including handbags and backpacks.
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It’s opening day for public hearings on the next round of tariffs

Aug 20, 2018
Over 350 witnesses are slated to testify at the U.S. Trade Representative’s office on Trump’s proposal to tax another $200 billion worth of Chinese imports.
President Donald Trump, seated in the Oval Office on Jan. 23, prepares to sign Section 201 actions to impose tariffs as U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer looks on.

Georgian pecans are popular in China, where tariffs just shot up

Jul 5, 2018
We visit a farm in Georgia that sells 60 percent of their nuts to China.
Lamar Pecan Company in Hawkinsville, GA.
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What is the future like for hog farmers in this country?

Jun 15, 2018
China imposed tariffs on U.S. pork in April. Every day, "I'm afraid we're one step closer down the road to a trade war," one farmer says.
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China announces equal penalties to retaliate for US tariffs

Jun 15, 2018
The move comes after President Trump announced $50 billion in tariffs on Chinese goods.
Workers stand in line next to a container ship at a port in Qingdao in China's eastern Shandong province earlier this month.
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Tariff exemption applications move through review process

May 17, 2018
Bill Brebrick of Zapp Precision Wire and Joel Johnson of Borusan Mannesmann submitted applications to the Department of Commerce for exemptions from steel tariffs President Trump implemented in March. The applications were open for public comment for 30 days on Now, Johnson’s and Brebrick’s applications will be reviewed by the Department of Commerce, which […]

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What does the U.S. want from trade negotiations with China?

Apr 30, 2018
The answer isn't clear, and that makes dealing pretty tough, our former China correspondent says.
The American flag placed next to a Chinese flag.

In a U.S.-China trade dispute, Iowa farmers may be the bargaining chips

Apr 5, 2018
With the announced Chinese tariffs on U.S. exports, things are looking pretty tough if you’re a farmer, and more so if you’re a farmer in Iowa. Five of the state’s central agriculture products — soybeans, corn, ethanol, beef and pork — would be hit if the tariffs go into effect. And that’s a big deal […]