Here are some responses from the industry on Trump’s tariffs on China:
The U.S. Chamber of Commerce president and CEO Thomas Donohue said in a statement, “today’s decision makes clear that the administration did not heed the numerous warnings from American consumers and businesses about rising costs and lost jobs on Main Street, in factories, and on farms and ranches across the country. ”
Dean Garfield, president of the Information Technology Industry Council said in a statement, “President Trump’s decision to impose an additional $200 billion is reckless and will create lasting harm to communities across the country.”
Hun Quach, the Retail Industry Leaders Association’s s vice president for international trade said in a statement, “we are extremely discouraged by the Administration’s announcement to levy tariffs on millions of products American consumers buy every day.” “We are disappointed to see that warnings from importers and exporters representing every sector of the U.S. economy have not been heeded with no time for mitigation.”
Jay Timmons, National Association of Manufacturers (NAM) President and CEO, said in a statement “more U.S. tariffs and Chinese retaliation risk undoing that progress and moving our economy in the wrong direction.” “Now is the time for talks—not just tariffs”.