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Thu May 9, 2019, 02:44 PM

Higher China tariffs could cost Americans hundreds a year

President Donald Trump's renewed threat to hike tariffs on $200 billion in Chinese imported goods as soon as Friday sent markets reeling and retailers warning consumers will be hit hard. But how much pain will consumers feel?

A good amount, apparently. Taken together, the tariffs -- levies paid by consumers and companies, not China -- could cost an average family of four $767 a year, one study from a group called the Trade Partnership estimated in February. The group also forecast the tariffs would cut U.S. employment by 934,000 people and subtract roughly 0.4 percentage points from U.S. GDP.

Mr. Trump Sunday tweeted that he intended to hike tariffs on Chinese goods to 25 percent from 10 percent put in place in September. That's on top of other tariffs, including those on steel and aluminum and those on an earlier $50 billion on Chinese imports imposed last year. As has been its pattern, the Chinese government is threatening to retaliate. A Commerce Ministry spokesman said Thursday that "China will have to take necessary countermeasures" if the U.S. tariffs move ahead.

Wall Street now appears to be betting that the higher duties will be imposed Friday. So far, a swath of consumer goods has mostly avoided large price increases. Some products, though, already made the list in September: shoes, luggage and accessories like backpacks and purses.

https://www.msn.com/en-us/money/personalfinance/higher-china-tariffs-could-cost-americans-hundreds-a-year/ar-AAB8ckL

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Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Thu May 9, 2019, 02:46 PM

1. It's already costing the

consumers. Will prices keep going upward, yes.

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Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Thu May 9, 2019, 02:53 PM

2. Are we winning yet?

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Thu May 9, 2019, 02:54 PM

3. he lie now

and claim he s right while we pay out the nose for goods.

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