The American Apparel & Footwear Association is severely disappointed by the Trump administration’s decision to propose further tariffs on approximately $300 billion worth of US imports, including clothing, shoes, and other textiles from China. According to AAFA, tariffs are taxes on American consumers that result in higher prices, lower sales, and loss of jobs. While the Administration is in ‘no rush’ to form a deal with China, it is apparently in a hurry to impose new taxes on the American consumer.”
The American Apparel & Footwear Association estimates that a family of four will be charged an additional $500 per year to cover these tariffs on clothing, shoes, travel goods, and related items. The Tariffs Hurt the Heartland campaign estimates that the average family will be hit with an additional $2,300 per year to cover all of the Administration’s tariffs.